Book review and giveaway: People Like Them

People Like Them

People Like Them
by Samira Sedira
Translated by 
Lara Vergnaud
Penguin Books
Published on 7/6/2021
Des gens comme eux
was first published in French in 2020
192 pages
Suspense/Thriller/Literary fiction

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As Covid related restrictions loosen up, many tourists are going to head for France, and for good reasons, as it’s a wonderful place to visit for a few days or a few weeks, with great landscape, delicious food, and tasty wine. However, daily life for a lot of French people is far from the rosy glimpses caught by the average tourist. Several recent novels, like Summer of Reckoning, by Marion Brunet,  have even shown how dark it can get.

This is definitely the case with People Like Them, as Samira Sedira bases her story on a tragedy that happened in 2003, with a quintuple murder.

VERDICT:  With a solid social background, this French thriller offers a study on human nature. When normal people we know commit terrible crimes, are we totally innocent ourselves?

Please go to Criminal Element to read my full review.

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Spotlight, Excerpt, Trailers, and Giveaway: The Church of Tango

Church of Tango coverCherie Magnus
on Tour
June 1-14
with

The Church Of Tango: A Memoir
(memoir)
Release date: 2012
292 pages
Mirasol Press

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SYNOPSIS

When she couldn’t do anything else, she went to Paris. This is a story of survival that cuts across death, cancer, Alzheimer’s, loss of home and homeland and cherished heirlooms and possessions, loss of shared histories, of hope for one’s children, of hope for the future, of love. But it’s also about finding love and unexpected joy. And about listening to the music and dancing.

WATCH HERE THE TRAILERS OF THE TRILOGY

AND DISCOVER HERE AN EXCERPT OF BOOK 2:
THE CHURCH OF TANGO

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The Church of Tango_Cherie MagnusCherie Magnus
returned home to Los Angeles, California in 2014
after teaching tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina for eleven years.
Before her South American expat adventure,
she lived in France and Mexico.
Cherie worked as a dance research librarian at the Los Angeles Central Library
and was a dance critic for local newspapers.
She is the author of the Death Dance Destiny Memoir Trilogy,
which includes The Church of Tango.
Her articles and reviews on dance, books, travel and international culture
have been published in magazines, professional journals, and anthologies.

To find our more, please visit her website. Follow her on Facebook, and Twitter

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Book review: The French Widow

The French Widow

The French Widow
(Hugo Marston Book 9)
by  Mark Pryor
Seventh Street Books
9/15/2020
Genre:
Mystery
276 pages

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Having already read five books by Mark Pryor set in Paris,The Bookseller (2012), The Crypt Thief (2013), The Paris Librarian (2016), The Sorbonne Affair (2017), and The Book Artist (2019), I was really looking forward to The French Widow.

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