Book Review: The Paris Secret by Angela Henry

Title:  The Paris Secret

Author: Angela Henry

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Published by Carina Press

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Less than twenty-four hours after fleeing to Paris, Maya Sinclair is the prime suspect in a brutal murder—and targeted by the real killer. When she’s viciously attacked in the gardens of Versailles, Maya barely escapes with her life thanks to sexy French journalist Simon Girard.

Simon has been investigating the mysterious death of his brother, an art forger with ties to the woman Maya is suspected of killing. Still healing from heartbreak of his own, Simon reluctantly joins forces with Maya, who has awakened feelings within him he thought long dead.

Their search for answers uncovers the existence of a secret society, and puts them on a quest to find a missing crucifix rumored to hold the key to everlasting life. Together, Maya and Simon race through Paris one step ahead of a killer who will do anything to ensure some secrets remain buried forever… (Summary provided by Carina Press.)


After reading the review, keep reading for information about how to enter The Paris Secret Blog Tour contest!

My Thoughts:

Reading The Paris Secret by Angela Henry was the highlight of my weekend! This book is a fun, suspenseful ride through the streets of Paris, and Maya, the main character, is a beautiful, complex, and intelligent heroine. Maya is a librarian who goes on a trip to Paris to mend a broken heart only to become entangled in a string of murders that involves a mysterious secret society and two priceless artifacts. When she becomes a suspect in the murder of her roommate, she goes on the run with a journalist named Simon. Did I mention that Simon is a major hottie?

From the electric green eyes of Maya’s love interest, Simon to a creepy Bichon Frise named Agnes, Angela Henry has an eye for detail that brings her characters to life for readers. I’ve been to Paris before and as I read The Paris Secret I longed to visit Paris again. I think a trip to Paris might just be in the cards for me since this is the second book in a week that I’ve read that takes place in the city of lights.

I enjoyed trying to piece together the mystery of  the missing crucifix and the tragic story of an abandoned daughter of a queen from France’s past. If you adored The Da Vinci Code as I did, then you are sure to love The Paris Secret and it’s romantic take on the intelligent thriller genre. I would LOVE to see a movie version of this one. Are you listening Hollywood?

Many thanks to Kismet Book Touring for including me on The Paris Secret tour

Monday  July, 4th – Julie, That’s Swell / Guest Post, Maya’s Map of Paris
Tuesday, July, 5th – Tishia, Paranormal Opinion
Wednesday, July, 6th –  Heather, Bewitched Bookworms
Thursday, July, 7th – Jules, The Great, The Good and The Bad / Guest Post, Visitor Tips for Paris
Friday, July, 8th – Mysterious Books / Interview with Angela

Monday  July, 11th – Deea, Deea’s Book Journal / Guest Post, The Paris Secret Playlist
Tuesday,  July, 12th – Sarah, Workaday Reads
Wednesday, July, 13th – Lisa, Baffled Books / Guest Post, What’s In Maya’s Bag
Thursday, July, 14th –Yiota, Splash of our Worlds
Friday, July, 15th – Lori, Romancing the Darkside
Monday July, 18th – Penelope, The Reading Fever / Guest Post, A Day in the LifeWednesday,

July, 20th- Rebecca, Kindle Fever / Guest Post, What a Mystery Writer Learned Writing Romance
Thursday, July, 21th- Missie, The Unread Reader / Guest Post, When I’m Not Writing
Friday, July, 21th – Crystal, Elegantly Bound Books / Interview with Angela


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  1. says

    Hmm, quite the question. As I’m from Germany & have forgotten almost every bit of French I’ve ever learned in school…it would have to be a . On the other hand…the things one could do with a brooding Frenchman without talking…yummm 😉

  2. Julie Witt says

    Definitely sexy underwear – who needs to know how to speak French when you are wearing sexy underwear? lol

    Thanks for a great interview and a great giveaway! I really, really want to read this book 🙂
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  3. Veronika Briseno (Ronyka7) says

    mmmm don’t speak french but if I’m running with him in an imaginary scenario I think we can conunicate so I’ll have to have a cellphone with internet and a GPS.

    flaka.077 at gmail dot com


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