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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philippe Tapon Narrator: Roe Kendall Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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She is called Simone. She is the illicit lover of Dr. Emile Bastien, who practices medicine on the rue de Maubeuge, treating Parisians and Germans alike. However, Simone is more than his mistress—she is the guardian of all of his most dangerous family secrets. Still, there is one secret the mistress has not been let in on: an ingenious scheme that arouses her suspicions even as others plot to keep it from her at all costs. The mistress retaliates by hatching a plan of her own involving a guilt-ridden SS officer, a suspicious death, and a chilling interrogation. But an unexpected reversal of fortune leads to a confrontation that will have consequences no one could have planned.

Set in a hothouse atmosphere of growing paranoia with stunning twists and turns, this tour de force will haunt you long after the fiendishly clever denouement.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fine wicked book…full of life’s guiltier pleasures…altogether enjoyable.”

    The New York Times Book Review

  • “Roe Kendall’s capable voice brings life to the characters and the hardships of those terrible days. This macabre story of intrigue, deception, and hatred is chilling to the core, and Kendall makes it all the more believable in [her] flawless recitation of each person’s actions.”


  • “Kendall reads in a brisk, fully accented manner that clearly identifies each character and lends the required Gallic touch to the production.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Yannick | 5/27/2013

    " At the beginning I didn't really like it, but I don't know why I wanted to know waht was going on for this mistress, and from the second chapter, the story starts and I couldn't close the book. I enjoyed it and I recommend it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Holly | 11/1/2012

    " Meh. Just enough interesting detail to keep me reading til the end but no pay off for doing so. None of the female characters felt real. But killing the Nazi officer by sewing cheese inside his guts during surgery? Genius. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marcy | 4/12/2012

    " Quick and interesting read. Lacked a little depth. The ending was tragic but a little void of emotion. But still entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Francis Tapon | 3/30/2012

    " This book is partially based on my family. It's written by my brother. "

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About the Author

Philippe Tapon is a native Californian who has lived in Paris, Madrid, and London. He lives in San Francisco, California, and is the author of A Parisian from Kansas.