By Tatiana de Rosnay
All of it started with an easy beach holiday, a brother and sister recapturing their formative years. Antoine Rey idea he had the proper shock for his sister Mélanie’s birthday: a weekend by way of the ocean at Noirmoutier Island, the place the pair spent many satisfied formative years summers taking part in at the seashore. It have been too lengthy, Antoine suggestion, considering the fact that they’d lower back to the island—over thirty years, on account that their mom died and the kinfolk vacations ceased. however the island’s haunting attractiveness triggers very happy stories; it reminds Mélanie of anything unforeseen and deeply stressful approximately their final island summer season. whilst, at the force domestic to Paris, she eventually summons the braveness to bare what she is familiar with to Antoine, her feelings conquer her and she or he loses regulate of the car.
Recovering from the coincidence in a close-by medical institution, Mélanie attempts to remember what triggered her to crash. Antoine encounters an unforeseen best friend: horny, streetwise Angèle, a mortician who will educate him new meanings for the phrases existence, love and dying. without notice, besides the fact that, the earlier comes swinging again at either siblings, harassed with a dismal fact approximately their mom, Clarisse.
Trapped within the wake of a surprising relations mystery shrouded by way of taboo, Antoine needs to confront his earlier and in addition his afflicted relationships together with his personal young children. How good does he rather recognize his mom, his childrens, even himself? by surprise fragile on all fronts as a son, a husband, a brother and a father, Antoine Rey will study the reality approximately his relatives and himself the demanding way.
By turns exciting, seductive and harmful, with a lingering impact that's bittersweet and redeeming, A mystery saved is the tale of a contemporary relatives, the invisible ties that carry it jointly, and the effect it has all through existence.