Eve hates getting letters. They are always from her mother and are always unpleasant. But this one is different, addressed to Mrs. Eve Forrester, the letterhead is printed: PEARSON & WILKES SOLICITORS. It requests her presence at the firm’s offices in London, where Eve learns she has an inheritance from a stranger. And it requires that she travel to the French Riviera to settle the estate. London in 1948 is still suffering the effects of the war…shortages of food, clothing, and just about everything else. Eve’s life is bland and boring, so a trip to the Riviera sounds quite exciting. Over her husband’s objections she boards the overnight train to Cannes and begins an adventure among the rich and famous, an adventure that could become deadly. Rachel Rhys has done it again. This is an absolutely wonderful book, capturing the feel of time and place, with a mystery that is slowly revealed. The characters are complex. I both loved and hated some of them. The book can’t be put down, so it is a very quick read. I think I have found my new favorite mystery author. I highly recommend this book.
eGalley review Publication date 6.11.19