A Reader posted a review at 2011-09-05 12:30:00.
This was a reasonably good read, although of all of Elkins' books, I far prefer the Gideon Oliver series. The story takes place in the early 1960s in Brooklyn, NY, and features a French-American professor of history whose wife lived through the occupation in France. Her past comes knocking at the door in the form of her father - thought to have been killed in 1944. Through the story of Pierre and Lily Simon, this book examines the scars and open wounds caused by the Occupation of France during WWII. Again, although perhaps not my favorite of his books, there is a very noteworthy speech by Inspector Juneau about the nature of humanity. Are we good people who sometimes do bad things, or the reverse? Or both? Or, when times are bad, do we just do what we need to survive?