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The last of the Stanfields / Marc Levy ; translated by Daniel Wasserman.
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9781503959125
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First edition.
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Seattle : AmazonCrossing, 2019.
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365 pages ; 22 cm
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A mystery, a love story, and a search through a shadowy past. Two strangers unite in this novel of family secrets by international bestselling author Marc Levy, the most read contemporary French author in the world.

When London journalist Eleanor-Rigby Donovan receives an anonymous letter alluding to a crime committed by her deceased mother, her life is turned upside down. It points her to a bar on the Baltimore Harbor, where she finds a stranger who has received the same mysterious letter about his own mother. Together, Eleanor-Rigby and this young man, George-Harrison Collins, embark on a quest through the shadowy past of the Stanfields, a moneyed Maryland family full of unimaginable secrets. These secrets will transport them back decades, across continents, and to a mysterious crime long buried...until now.


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Travel journalist Eleanor-Rigby Donovan returns home to London to discover a mysterious letter in her mailbox. The writer, whom she names the poison-pen, hints that her recently deceased mother was hiding secrets. The letter reveals that before Eleanor was born her mother walked away from a huge fortune that was not an inheritance and implies that a crime was committed. The writer also seems to know a lot about Eleanor, twin brother Michel, younger sister Maggie, and most of all, her mother. A second more cryptic note sends Eleanor to Baltimore where she discovers a young man named George-Harrison Collins, who has received the same mysterious correspondence. Pairing up to solve the mystery, the two discover the long-buried secrets shared by their mothers. Chapters set in Baltimore in 1980 flesh out the story of these Beatles-loving women and the tragedy that tore them apart. VERDICT Levy (P.S. from Paris, Replay, et al.) demonstrates once again why he is the world's most-read French contemporary author in this intriguing tale of mystery and family secrets.-Catherine Coyne, Mansfield P.L., MA © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.