Floats The Dark Shadow by Yves Fey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The novel “Floats the Dark Shadows” by Yves Fey is the impressive piece of literature. It is one of the well written Historical mystery and thriller. Paris is an iconic age of well known Oscar Wilde. This age was rich in art and literature, which helped Yves Fey, to produce her characters, filled with writers, poets, artists and musicians.
Paris is known as one of the most beautiful and romantic place of the world but the writer in this novel shows us completely a different picture of it. She introduces us to both the darkness and beauty of the Paris in 1890’s. The book perfectly depicts the time and situation of Paris, which makes a reader feel as a part of the novel. It has all the things like occult practices, sacrifices, tarot cards, graveyards, dead bodies, dark magic and disgrace and misery of women.
This book has every type of evil and height of dissolution is shown in this novel when the children from the street start disappearing. There are two main characters, Inspector Michel Devaux, who is a temperamental and logical, and an Artist, Theodore Faraday, who is a carefree girl from America adopting her ways of France. They are completely opposite when they come across to each other but their chemistry sparks at every turn of the page. They try to solve the dark mystery surrounding the place. We see a unique combination of wit and rationality when these two characters come together to catch the kidnapper who calls himself a Gilles De Rais, reincarnation of a famous serial killer in France.
Theo and her cousin Averill are somehow related to the kidnapping of these kids and Theo helps the Detective in solving this case. The question is will Theo and Inspector Michel will be able to stop the villain before it is too late.
There is a depth to Yves Fey’s story with strong characters and even stronger plot, which unfolds slowly and deliberately throughout the novel, making the reader and the characters of the story suspect everyone. It shows the war between the good and the evil and the characters depict the determination and strength of the human spirit and that is what makes this novel a remarkable piece.
It is one of the best books I’ve read this month and highly recommended to all the mystery and adventure lovers with a little twist of romance and bone chilling thriller.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads UK Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for my book review. This book review is based on my thoughts, opinion and understanding of the book. This book review does not reflect the opinion of other book club members.
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