Author: Tara Moss
Series: Billie Walker Mystery #2
Published by: HarperCollins on Jun. 7, 2022
Genres: Historical Fiction
Format: ARC, Paperback
Source: HarperCollins Canada
Book Rating: 8.5/10
It’s 1947. The world continues to grapple with the fallout of the Second World War, and former war reporter Billie Walker is finding her feet as an investigator. When a wealthy client hires Billie and her assistant Sam to track down her missing husband, the trail leads Billie back to London and Paris, where Billie’s own painful memories also lurk. Jack Rake, Billie’s wartime lover and, briefly, husband, is just one of the millions of people who went missing in Europe during the war. What was his fate after they left Paris together?
As Billie’s search for her client’s husband takes her to both the swanky bars at Paris’s famous Ritz hotel and to the dank basements of the infamous Paris morgue, she’ll need to keep her gun at the ready, because something even more terrible than a few painful memories might be following her around the city of lights . . .
Charged, compelling, and intense!
The Ghosts of Paris is a thrilling, absorbing tale set in 1947 that takes you into the life of Billie Walker, a Sydney female inquiry agent whose latest case takes her back to Paris to find the missing husband of Mrs Vera Montgomery while also providing her with the perfect opportunity to discover, once and for all, what really happened to her own husband, Jake Rake who hasn’t been seen or heard from since 1944.
The prose is fluid and rich. The characters are independent, resourceful, and trustworthy. And the plot is an enticing mix of life, love, loss, secrets, passion, heartbreak, betrayal, tragedy, survival, danger, friendship, and war.
Overall, The Ghosts of Paris is a captivating, heart-tugging, atmospheric tale by Moss that transports you to another time and place and immerses you so thoroughly into the feelings, lives, and personalities of the characters you can’t help but be fully engrossed and utterly invested.
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Thank you to HarperCollins Canada for gifting me a copy in exchange for an honest review.