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I wanted to like this one, I really really did I don t know what was missing for me, but I just couldn t get into it It took me a long time to even make it over halfway I ll probably come back to it in a year or so and try it again, but for right now, this book was not a great one for me Lola was fun, and I loved her wit, but beyond that, I just kept getting stuck.Thank you to Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book to review. (((Read E-pub))) ✙ The Shattered Portrait ☞ When one of the wealthiest and most hated men on the French Riviera is murdered, finding his killer becomes a privilege and a dangerIt s a Mediterranean winter inThough Cannes glistens, it s darker behind closed doors A real estate crisis has ripped through the city s storied fortunes, upending lives Courtesan Lola Deslys has survived the ruins unscathed until she s drawn into the desperation of a former, and unfaithful, acquaintance With the threat of debtors prison hanging over her head, Lola s latest client is running out of time and luckHer client has solicited Lola to reclaim an incriminating contract from the ruthless banker at the heart of the crisis Many want to see the swindler dead, and when he s found murdered, everyone is a suspect including one of Lola s closest friends The only clue to finding the real killer a shattered portrait The only hope to follow its pieces through the back alleys and deadly deceptions of the belle poque Despite this being the second book in the Belle Epoque Mystery books, it didn t matter that i had not read the first It s not often that i can read a book within a day, but i so enjoyed that i did on this occasion A well written murder mystery that i can recommend I hope to readbooks by Alice Quinn My thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers for my copy This is my honest review which i have voluntarily given. 4.5 StarsThis is the second book in the Belle Epoque Mystery series by Alice Quinn.This is a fascinating historical cozy mystery is set in Cannes, France The author went to a lot of effort to make this book uber realistic for us even going to the places mentioned and making sure where they were going made sense and was indeed possible during the time frame.In this installment, Lola s young ward, Anna, has been accused of a real estate mogul s death and Lola Deslys and Gabriella Fletcher are on 4.5 StarsThis is the second book in the Belle Epoque Mystery series by Alice Quinn.This is a fascinating historical cozy mystery is set in Cannes, France The author went to a lot of effort to make this book uber realistic for us even going to the places mentioned and making sure where they were going made sense and was indeed possible during the time frame.In this installment, Lola s young ward, Anna, has been accused of a real estate mogul s death and Lola Deslys and Gabriella Fletcher are on the case But all is not what it seems.Another mystery thread pairs Lola with Lady Sarah to uncover some damming papers the real estate mogul, Henri has in his possession that incriminate her Sarah asks Lola to steal the papers for her This book continues with the wonderful captivating mystery elements and the exciting relationships between characters It all just jumps off the page This is a well written historical cozy mystery that I totally recommend to everyone Definitely check it out if you are a fan of historical cozy mysteriesI received this as an ARC Advanced Reader Copy in return for an honest review I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title J attendais ce livre avec une grande impatience tant donn que j avais d vor le tome 1 Quand Alice Quinn m a invit e le d couvrir avant sa sortie sur NetGalley, j ai tout laiss tomber pour me pr cipiter dessus Et je n ai pas t d ue L histoire reprend quatre ans apr s les v nements du premier tome On retrouve le s duisant Guy de Maupassant, toujours aussi galant et myst rieux Cette fois ci il va venir en aide Lola qui va tre touch e au coeur Quand on touche ceux qu elle aime, J attendais ce livre avec une grande impatience tant donn que j avais d vor le tome 1 Quand Alice Quinn m a invit e le d couvrir avant sa sortie sur NetGalley, j ai tout laiss tomber pour me pr cipiter dessus Et je n ai pas t d ue L histoire reprend quatre ans apr s les v nements du premier tome On retrouve le s duisant Guy de Maupassant, toujours aussi galant et myst rieux Cette fois ci il va venir en aide Lola qui va tre touch e au coeur Quand on touche ceux qu elle aime, elle se r v le une vraie tigresse L intrigue est passionnante et l on a du mal quitter le livre une fois commenc.J ai ador retrouver l ambiance de Cannes la Belle Epoque, avec ses petits mots typiques du patois proven al, cette ambiance de renouveau, la modernit qui p n tre peu peu le quotidien, et en m me temps cette nostalgie de l Ancien On en apprend beaucoup plus sur les personnages, notamment sur le rapport au p re, que ce soit pour Lola, mais aussi pour Miss Fletcher J avais sans arr t h te de lire la suite et en m me temps j appr hendais d arriver la fin trop vite Maintenant, j ai h te de lire le tome 3, mais en m me temps ce sera la fin de la trilogie Dommage R sum Le portrait bris Une enqu te la Belle Epoque tome 2 d Alice QuinnLola et Miss Fletcher sont heureuses Elles se rendent la gare accueillir leur ami Guy de Maupassant.Dans ce lieu, elles assistent une dispute entre un banquier, tr s en vue, Cannes et un homme qui a tout perdu cause de lui.Avis Le portrait bris Une enqu te la Belle Epoque tome 2 d Alice QuinnQuel bonheur de retrouver Lola, Miss Fletcher, Maupassant, Rosalie, Anna Un v ritable r gal avec la plume de plus en p R sum Le portrait bris Une enqu te la Belle Epoque tome 2 d Alice QuinnLola et Miss Fletcher sont heureuses Elles se rendent la gare accueillir leur ami Guy de Maupassant.Dans ce lieu, elles assistent une dispute entre un banquier, tr s en vue, Cannes et un homme qui a tout perdu cause de lui.Avis Le portrait bris Une enqu te la Belle Epoque tome 2 d Alice QuinnQuel bonheur de retrouver Lola, Miss Fletcher, Maupassant, Rosalie, Anna Un v ritable r gal avec la plume de plus en plus aguerrie d Alice Quinn qui nous emm ne dans le Cannes de la fin du XIX me si cle Un Cannes que l on peut d couvrir Une enqu te, certes, laquelle sont m l s les h ros de l histoire, mais une v ritable dimension historique Si dans l opus pr c dent, il tait question du sort des orphelins dans la r gion cannoise, ce deuxi me tome nous entra ne au niveau sp culation bancaire et faillites personnelles et professionnelles de nombre de personnes Il faut croire que les gens n apprennent pas des erreurs de leurs a n s Quand il y a de l argent faire, ce sont les plus forts qui gagnent et ils sont peu nombreux Ils laissent sur le carreau de nombreuses personnes et s en moquent totalement Tant pis pour ceux qui ont tout perdu, qui se suicident, ce n est pas de la faute de ceux qui s en sont sortis M me si ces derniers ont de plus en plus d ennemis Ce roman traite galement de la condition de ces personnes qui ont des probl mes psychologiques ou psychiatriques Ils sont enferm s soit disant pour leur bien, pour qu ils essaient de gu rir Mais les traitements sont tout sauf humains La psychiatrie, de nos jours, a volu mais en France, elle souffre toujours de ce qui a t r alis il y a de nombreuses ann es On enferme nos parents pour diverses raisons, souvent parce que cela ne correspond pas notre rang On veut viter les scandales, ni plus ni moins.Voil , c est la partie historique du roman Passons aux personnages On les retrouve quatre ans apr s le premier tome Lola, Miss Fletcher, Rosalie et Anna vivent toutes les quatre ensemble Elles s entendent assez bien Anna b n ficie d une bonne ducation Mais comme Lola est une jeune femme entretenue, elle n est pas accept e par la bonne soci t cannoise Chacun doit rester sa place, m me si Lola fait des dons de plus en plus cons quents Elle n est pas accept e dans les hautes sph res m me si elle conna t des personnalit s connues On en apprendra un peu plus sur le pass de Miss Fletcher et de Lola C est Miss Fletcher qui raconte l histoire Entre les deux, m me s il y a beaucoup de confiance, elles ont le sentiment que des l ments sont cach s En premier, ce que ressent Miss Fletcher pour Lola Et lorsque Lola accepte une mission donn e par l ancienne amante de Miss Fletcher, ce sera comme si cette derni re revenait des ann es en arri re Mais tr s vite, un v nement va leur permettre de ressouder le clan Et cela concerne Anna Car Anna va apprendre qui est r ellement Lola et ce qu elle fait Elle ne l acceptera pas Elle se sentira flou e De plus, Anna va d couvrir assez vite qui elle est r ellement Et un meurtre la d signera tr s vite comme la principale suspecte et la coupable Mais c est sans compter les deux femmes et leur alli , Maupassant Ils vont tout faire pour disculper la jeune adolescente, quitte se mettre dans de situations improbables Gr ce aux indices r colt s, le lecteur sait tr s vite quoi s attendre Cela n enl ve toutefois rien la qualit de ce roman, au plaisir r el de la lecture que j ai pu ressentir.J ai encore une fois ador les personnages d Alice Quinn J ai comme eu l impression d avoir retrouv des amies, des amis.Alice Quinn finit avec un l ment qui va servir au prochain tome Je n ai qu une chose dire, il me tarde de le lire.Je remercie Netgalley et les EditionsPublishing pour cette lecture A real estate disaster in late 1800s Cannes provides the backdrop for Alice Quinn s The Shattered Portrait Lola Deslys, a well known courtesan, is hired by Lady Clarence to steal her loan agreement from the hated banker Henri Cousin She is under threat by her husband to send her to an asylum rather than face disgrace in court With the help of her assistant Miss Fletcher and her young ward Anna she pulls off the theft in the process, Cousin pays particular attention to Anna and Lola fears hi A real estate disaster in late 1800s Cannes provides the backdrop for Alice Quinn s The Shattered Portrait Lola Deslys, a well known courtesan, is hired by Lady Clarence to steal her loan agreement from the hated banker Henri Cousin She is under threat by her husband to send her to an asylum rather than face disgrace in court With the help of her assistant Miss Fletcher and her young ward Anna she pulls off the theft in the process, Cousin pays particular attention to Anna and Lola fears his intentions When Cousin is murdered, the evidence points to Anna s involvement The police have their suspect so it is up to Lola to prove her innocence Anna insists that Cousin s actions were honorable and refuses to co operate with Lola It is not until Miss Fletcher discovers a hidden portrait that gives the first clue to Anna s true family history, a story that was known to Cousin His attachment to Anna posed a threat to others, including Dr Vidal, whose asylum was supported by Cousin, and his nephew, a disturbed young man who stood to inherit his wealth.Quinn presents a solid mystery with a number of surprises Her characters are well developed and reflect the different levels of French society at the time While Lola is generally shunned by society, she is assisted by the writer Guy de Maupassant, who plays a significant role in the story This is the second book in Quinn s series and fans of historical mysteries will find themselves looking forward to future adventures with Lola and Miss Fletcher I would like to thank NetGalley andCrossing for providing this book for my review Le portrait bris Alice QuinnPublishing France avril 2019 leportraitbris NetGalleyFranceQue du plaisir vraiment.1888, Cannes La crise immobili re a frapp de plein fouet nombre de sp culateurs immobiliers audacieux et imprudents le seul se r jouir est le banquier Cousin Cannes est devenue une ville la mode fr quent e par le gratin de la bonne soci t et bien sure squatt e par des demi mondaines Lola est l une de ces jeunes femmes sortie de la mis re en qu te d ascension socia Le portrait bris Alice QuinnPublishing France avril 2019 leportraitbris NetGalleyFranceQue du plaisir vraiment.1888, Cannes La crise immobili re a frapp de plein fouet nombre de sp culateurs immobiliers audacieux et imprudents le seul se r jouir est le banquier Cousin Cannes est devenue une ville la mode fr quent e par le gratin de la bonne soci t et bien sure squatt e par des demi mondaines Lola est l une de ces jeunes femmes sortie de la mis re en qu te d ascension sociale.Or m me si elle a beaucoup d amis elle n est pas tol r e dans le cercle ferm des gens biens Malgr la pr sence r confortante de sa gouvernante Miss Fletcher et de son ami inconditionnel Guy de Maupassant elle ne r ve que de fr quenter la bonne soci t Elle a pris sous son aile une jeune orpheline Anna qu elle l ve comme sa fille les v nements vont cependant se pr cipiter et la menace de voir Anna condamn e tort pour meurtre se pr cise d heure en heure Notre trio de choc parviendra t il a lucider le meurtre et ainsi sauver Anna Ce roman crit de belle fa on nous plonge dans la vie la belle poque Cannes sert d crin une histoire habilement ficel e et l id e de plonger Maupassant au coeur de l enqu te est bien amen e aussi incongrue peut elle paraitre au premier abord.Alors n h sitez pas , plongez dans ce roman il ne peut que vous plaire.Un tr s grand merci aux ditionsPublishing France pour ce partage appr ci Just the way a murder mystery should be written with great characters both good and bad, twists and turns with the plot that has one guessing right up to the finish.Taking place at Cannes in the late 1800 s we have a famous author high society madam middle aged lesbian together sifting through the evidence to track down the evasive villain that leads to an exciting climax.Whatcould one ask for Read and enjoy a wonderful murder mystery by a talented author.An independent review thanks to N Just the way a murder mystery should be written with great characters both good and bad, twists and turns with the plot that has one guessing right up to the finish.Taking place at Cannes in the late 1800 s we have a famous author high society madam middle aged lesbian together sifting through the evidence to track down the evasive villain that leads to an exciting climax.Whatcould one ask for Read and enjoy a wonderful murder mystery by a talented author.An independent review thanks to NetGalleyCrossing This is the first 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