The Lost Concerto by Helaine Mario 


A woman and her young son flee to a convent on a remote island off the Breton coast of France. Generations of seafarers have named the place Ile de la Brume, or Fog Island. In a chapel high on a cliff, a tragic death occurs and a terrified child vanishes into the mist.

The child’s godmother, Maggie O’Shea, haunted by the violent deaths of her husband and best friend, has withdrawn from her life as a classical pianist. But then a recording of unforgettable music and a grainy photograph surface, connecting her missing godson to a long-lost first love.

The photograph will draw Maggie inexorably into a collision course with criminal forces, decades-long secrets, stolen art and musical artifacts, and deadly terrorists. Her search will take her to the Festival de Musique, Aix-en-Provence, France, where she discovers answers to the mystery surrounding her husband’s death, an unexpected love—and a musical masterpiece lost for centuries.

A compelling blend of suspense, mystery, political intrigue, and romance, The Lost Concerto explores universal themes of loss, vengeance, courage, and love.

I know this is a cliché. I could not put this book down! 

Maggie is grieving the loss of her husband and best friend. She believes her husband lost his life in the chase to find her godson, the son of her best friend.  This leads her into a web of danger and intrigue. 

This is a never ending, edge of your seat read. Between stolen art and musical masterpieces, you never know which way the story will turn. That being said, I loved the suspense of this novel, I just wish there had been more history attached to some of the artifacts discussed in this novel. 

The tale is a little manipulative in places, but that is ok by me. I loved the wild ride! 


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I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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2 Responses to The Lost Concerto by Helaine Mario 

  1. macjam47 says:

    Wow! A great review that clearly shows you really enjoyed this book.

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