The Paris Winter

  • by Imogen Robertson
  • Narrated by Rebecca Night
  • 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A dark and opulent tale of deception, betrayal and revenge in Paris, 1909.Maud Heighton came to Lafond's famous Académie to paint, and to flee the constraints of her small English town. It took all her courage to escape, but Paris eats money. While her fellow students enjoy the dazzling joys of the Belle Époque, Maud slips into poverty. Quietly starving, and dreading another cold Paris winter, Maud takes a job as companion to young, beautiful Sylvie Morel. But Sylvie has a secret: an addiction to opium. As Maud is drawn into the Morels' world of elegant luxury, their secrets become hers. Before the New Year arrives, a greater deception will plunge her into the darkness that waits beneath this glittering city of light.

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Another gem from Imogen Robertson

I have discovered Imogen Robertson's work only this year and I thoroughly love it. Her "Westerman & Crowther" novels are simply brilliant and excellently paced stories with wonderful characters so you should definately check them out.

This is her only stand alone novel - it is a dark thriller about a middle class English woman Maud Heighton and her struggle to become an artist in 1909 Paris. The plot is alluring and makes you want to carry on reading and the characters are excellent you I was always re-assessing them.

What I love most about this book is the descriptions of the floods of Paris in Jan 1910 and how she weaves this into the characters motivations and feelings at this point in the story. Its a storytelling masterclass and I loved it!!!
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- Hannah

Nothing happens

I was not able to finish the book as the pace is too slow, and nothing much happens in the story. About half way through I started to get bored. I did enjoy it at first though; I found the language rich and the setting interesting.
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- Karoline

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-04-2013
  • Publisher: Headline Digital