'Riveting! Bussi spins psychological suspense at its finest with this consuming tale of one child, two families, and the dark secrets that define us all. Clear your schedule; this book is worth it!' - Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times -bestselling author of Crash & Burn and Find Her On the night of 22 December 1980, a plane crashes on the Franco-Swiss border and is engulfed in flames. 168 out of 169 passengers are killed instantly. The miraculous sole survivor is a three-month-old baby girl. Two families, one rich, the other poor, step forward to claim her, sparking an investigation that will last for almost two decades. Is she Lyse-Rose or Emilie? Eighteen years later, having failed to discover the truth, private detective Credule Grand-Duc plans to take his own life, but not before placing an account of his investigation in the girl's hands. But, as he sits at his desk about to pull the trigger, he uncovers a secret that changes everything - then is killed before he can breathe a word of it to anyone . . .
@2@Giverny. During the day, tourists flock to the former home of the famous artist Claude Monet and the gardens where he painted his @18@Water Lilies@19@. But when silence returns, there is a darker side to the peaceful French village.@3@@2@This is the story of thirteen days that begin with one murder and end with another. Jerôme Morval, a man whose passion for art was matched only by his passion for women, has been found dead in the stream that runs through the gardens. In his pocket is a postcard of Monet's @18@Water Lilies@19@ with the words: Eleven years old. Happy Birthday.@3@@2@Entangled in the mystery are three women: a young painting prodigy, the seductive schoolteacher and an old widow who watches over the village from a mill by the stream. All three of them share a secret. But what do they know about the discovery of Jerôme Morval's corpse? And what is the connection to the mysterious, rumoured painting of @18@Black Water Lilies@19@?@3@