The Lost Manuscript: A Novel

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The Lost Manuscript is a beautifully written book about a woman named Anne-Lise who finds a book manuscript in her hotel room. Upon reading it, Anne-Lise sets out to find the author of the manuscript. When she finds the author, Sylvestre, he tells her that his manuscript was lost many years ago and that it was unfinished when he last had possession of it. In fact, someone else decided to take the liberty of finishing the book. This leads Anne-Lise on what can only be described as a wild goose chase to backtrack whose hands the manuscript has been in, starting with who last stayed in the hotel room that she found it in.

The Lost Manuscript is written as a series of letters between Anne-Lise, Sylvestre, Anne-Lise’s best friend Maggy, and various other characters they each meet along the way while trying to figure out who finished the manuscript. Because it is written in letter format, the book is easy to read. The prose of the book is elegant and sophisticated and tells the stories of all the people involved and how the manuscript affected their lives. This book is recommended for lovers of light mystery taking place in France and Belgium.

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Author Cathy Bonidan
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 288 pages
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Publish Date 2021-Jan-12
ISBN 9781250256300 Buy this Book
Issue February 2021
Category Popular Fiction