The stunning new novel from Tatiana de Rosnay, author of international bestseller Sarah’s Key. Complete summary of Tatiana de Rosnay’s A Secret Kept. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of A Secret Kept. This stunning new novel from Tatiana de Rosnay, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Sarah’s Key, plumbs the depths of complex family.

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The other supportive characters were not so well drawn, but secrwt provide the means for Antoine to interact with and to push the narrative along. I really liked the authors writing style, rosnag they way the story unfolded was not done well. I found myself relating far too much to this character! Parisian high society has managed to survive so long by posturing itself as irrelevant and dull. At some point I stopped caring what the secret even was.

Melanie, found a man and didn’t want to know the secret; Arno underwent a rosnayy change; the father, who suffered a major personality change at his wife’s death, alienating his children, was never addressed; the grandmother died; Astrid had a change of heart and equally as sudden did Antoine. The next pages are spent with Antonie wondering if he should push the issue with his recovering sister, dealing with his three children who seem to rosjay slipping further and further away from him, his allying distant father, and his ex-wife.

Although set in modern day France, the narrative has a timeless quality about it as a forty-ish, newly divorced man, Antoine Rey, starts investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of his mother, Clarisse, after his sister Melanie is injured in an automobile accident after suddenly remembering something dramatically suspicious about their mother gosnay the two of them fe off on holiday.


This should only take a few moments. Each of her characters, especially Tonio’s insufferable children, seems quite real. Article text size A. And what I got? Melanie, found a man and didn’t want to know the secret; Arno underwent a sudden change; the father, who suffered a major personality change at his wife’s death, alienating his children, was I thought, through the early part of the book, that the story had promise, Antoine’s bt whining aside.

Misery brought to such a head sets up a choice: Please provide an email address. This was so distracting and it added nothing to the story.

A Secret Kept, by Tatiana de Rosnay

Equally annoying she throws a few random love letters in at the start of several chapters, but then stops. This last factor fuelled part of her success.

It is through the search to understand who his mother was and the details surrounding her death that he begins to understand himself. I would be amiss to discuss what the topic is as it a root of the tale of a family. Sep 16, Diane Chamberlain rated it it was amazing. A Secret Kept should not stay secret for long with avid readers.

Want to Read saving…. Alas, this wasn’t what I was expecting in an overwhelming negative way. His father, who comes from a well-known Parisian family, is old, paunchy and distant—a complete shadow of the man who was married to the gorgeous Clarisse.

A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay

I really enjoyed this book which dealt with family relationships, family secrets and death of loved ones. But this woman is painted rrosnay a one-dimensional, emotionally unavailable, overly-sexed, type-A, biker-chick caricature.

But since his divorce he had changed. Well, that secret is revealed halfway through the book. Antione, on the other hand, races recklessly forward, unable to stop his quest, and gradually becomes empowered by his discoveries.


A Secret Kept, by Tatiana de Rosnay – The Globe and Mail

Apr 25, Michael rated it it was rosnqy Shelves: Although this is not a heart-pounding thriller, deRosnay was able to sustain interest and seductive suspense for the reader. But the plot meanders to a conclusion that seems anticlimactic at best, a letdown at worst—the secret is hardly worth the trouble it causes.

It is about a family secret that a son decides to uncover while dealing with his current situations in life. A Secret Kept bears no ee to Sarah’s Keyby this author. Apparently, it wasn’t just Antoine who was passive from what I could see, so was the writing. De Rosnay really doesn’t know how to tell a story properly. In addition to facing a mid-life crisis, he has unresolved feelings of loss and love for his failed marriage, his difficult relationships with A Secret Kept bears no relationship to Sarah’s Keyby this author.


His children show him contempt, his former wife, with whom he is still in love, is indifferent, his job bores the life out of him and his sister is a basket case, an unhappy year-old seccret with no husband, no children, who is having an affair with a married goat in his 60s. Lists with This Book. I enjoyed this book, although not in the way that i thought that i would.