Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Staff Pick: Adult Fiction

After the Crash
by Michel Bussi

A night flight from Istanbul bound for Paris, filled with 169 holiday travelers, plummets into the French Alps in December 1980. The sole survivor is a three-month-old girl thrown from the plane onto the snowy mountainside before fire engulfs the plane.

But two infants were on board. Is the miracle baby Lyse-Rose de Carville or Emilie Vitral? Both families step forward to claim the child--one poor and one powerful, wealthy, and dangerous.

I enjoyed this novel from French crime novelist Michel Bussi, the first of his works to be translated into English. The story takes place over 18 years, and is told in large part through the journal of Credule Grand-Duc, a private investigator hired by the de Carvilles to find out if the miracle baby is really their granddaughter. There are plenty of twists and turns in this story of intrigue and murder to keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Trina Schlecht
Library Trainer