The Paris Secret

The Paris Secret Review

Not every door should be opened . . .

With stunning locations and page-turning tension, The Paris Secret is an intense and gripping tale from bestselling author Karen Swan.

Somewhere along the cobbled streets of Paris, an apartment lies thick with dust and secrets: full of priceless artworks hidden away for decades.

High-flying fine art agent Flora from London, more comfortable with the tension of a million-pound auction than a cosy candlelit dinner for two, is called in to assess these suddenly discovered treasures. As an expert in her field, she must trace the history of each painting and discover who has concealed them for so long.

Thrown in amongst the glamorous Vermeil family as they move between Paris and Antibes, Flora begins to discover that things aren't all that they seem, while back at home her own family is recoiling from a seismic shock. The terse and brooding Xavier Vermeil seems intent on forcing Flora out of his family's affairs - but just what is he hiding?

Title:The Paris Secret
Edition Language:English

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  • Cindy Burnett

    4.5 starsThis is the third book I have read that is inspired by an abandoned apartment in Paris that was discovered several years ago. The owner fled Paris during World War 2 and never returned. Each ...

  • Aditi

    “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” ----Pablo PicassoKaren Swan, an English author, pens a heart-touching and intense contemporary romance novel, The Paris Secret which unfol...

  • Irena

    3,5 stars to be precise.I have a confession to make: I never understood the art.You can put me infront of the most phrased art work in the world, and I will just stand there, totally confused, forcing...

  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews

    An apartment hidden for 73 years and forbidden by the owner to be known to anyone, but why?The children didn't even know about it until the apartment was broken into.Once the apartment was revealed t...

  • Zoe

    Compelling, emotional and deliciously mysterious!This is a riveting tale that sweeps us into the glamorous world of art and takes us on a journey to find the true provenance of precious paintings that...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    THE PARIS SECRET is such a fabulous book. From the start, the story engrossed me as Flora, a fine art agent from London, arrived in Paris together with her boss to visit an apartment that has been loc...

  • Jeanette

    Absolutely thrilled when I won this book in the Goodreads First Reads giveaway.This is the third book that I have read by Karen Swan that I have read. Up until earlier this year, I had never read any ...

  • DJ Sakata

    My Rating:4.5Favorite Quotes:She could feel the lives that had once pulsed here, the social gaiety that must have been enjoyed in this very room before the horrors of war and then the enduring silence...

  • MaryBeth's Bookshelf

    When "urban explorers" (people who enter places they are not allowed) find an apartment in Paris that has laid empty since WWII secrets are exposed and a family worst nightmare is realized.Flora Sykes...

  • Ariel

    An apartment in Paris that has been sealed since WWII is finally opened and it contains a glittering array of priceless art works. Even more mysteriously another apartment is found owned by the same f...