Publication: 11th July 2019 – W&N
Welcome to a school reunion you won’t forget
FRENCH RIVIERA, WINTER 1992
On a freezing night, as her high school campus is engulfed by a snowstorm, 19-year-old Vinca Rockwell runs away with Alexis, her philosophy teacher.
No one will ever see them again.
FRENCH RIVIERA, SPRING 2017
Formerly inseparable, Thomas, Maxime and Fanny – Vinca’s best friends – have not spoken in twenty-five years. But when they receive an invitation to their school reunion, they know they must go back one final time.
Because there is a body buried in that school…
…and they’re the ones who put it there.
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for THE REUNION by Guillaume Musso. A very huge thank you to Tracy Fenton for inviting me to join the blog tour and introducing me to this fantastic author and a huge thank you to W&N for providing me with a copy of the novel.
Wow!!! This novel was completely addictive. THE REUNION was a rollercoaster of a read, full of twists and surprises that kept me on the edge of my seat. The story revolves around the character of Vinca Rockwell. Who is Vinca? Some people love her, some hate her, and some are completely obsessed with her. Beautiful, charming, and smart, she comes from a wealthy American family and she attended a prestigious school on the French Riviera. Twenty-five years ago she disappeared into thin air and, while many people think that she ran away with her philosophy professor, Alexis Clément, to this day Vinca’s life remains a mystery making her the object of cult of a group of feminist students at the school.
The students are not the only ones obsessed with Vinca. The protagonist, Thomas, a worldwide famous writer, spent the last twenty-five years of his life trying to figure out what really happened to Vinca and keeping a secret that could destroy him. During the school reunion, Thomas finds out not only that behind the beautiful façade, the truth about Vinca is much darker and more unsettling than he thought, but that his past and his family are not at all what he thought.
The characters are very complex and mysterious, each of them is keeping secrets that the author reveals slowly, keeping the tension always high. The story goes back and forth between the past and the present as the various characters of the novel describe their side of the story. The novel is fast-paced and full of tension and revelations that I didn’t see coming. Every time I thought I had it figure it out, I was happily proved wrong.
A story of friendship, love, and obsession set in a beautiful and evocative place, THE REUNION is a page-turner that made me forget the heat wave and that I can’t stop recommend!
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