Black Water Lilies

Black Water Lilies

A Novel

Book - 2017 | First U.S. edition.
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"Giverny, France. During the day, the town is the home of the famous artist Claude Monet and the gardens where he painted his Water Lilies. But once the tourists have gone, there is a darker side to the peaceful French village. This is the story of thirteen days that begin with one murder and end with another. Jérôme 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 Water Lilies with the words: Eleven years old. Happy Birthday. Entangled in the mystery are three women: a young painting prodigy, the seductive village 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 Jérôme Morval's corpse? And what is the connection to the mysterious, rumored painting of Black Water Lilies?"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2017.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780316504997
Branch Call Number: FIC Bussi
Characteristics: 419 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Whiteside, Shaun - Translator
Language Note: Translated from the French.


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Jul 16, 2018

The ending was a twist, once again, but very corny. It is similar to After the Crash in that there was also a twist at the end. I have visited Giverny and the Marmottan and Orangerie Museums, so I enjoyed reading this novel for these reasons alone.

Feb 15, 2018

Excellent tale. It kept me guessing until the end. Now I want to read it again to see the clues I missed!

Jun 24, 2017

A wonderful story for art lovers. A touching ending that leaves a tear in your eye. Brilliant!

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