Ugh. The Lost Concerto is a verbose, over-complicated, overly-deep tome of pain, pain, pain and then, some pain. Sofia Orsini is a woman twice grieving. Perhaps, she drinks too much? It's hard to get a grip on story specifics.
She and young son Tommy flee from Rome to Brittany, France during the latter part of Summer. They flee to a sixth-century Benedictine convent, the Covenant of the Fog, where they are assisted by nuns. Everything that happens after this event is a dramatic cacophony of suspense, intrigue, beauty, OCD, murder, twists and pain. There's a lot of pain. Did we mention that?
Conversation is stilted. For example, Sofia beckons, "Come, Tommy." In chapter sixty (there are 93 chapters, if you include the overture and the coda!), she responds with, "Your turn to trust. Tell me what happened." Who talks like this?
After we styled our review, we Googled author and book title, to discover many individual's who love this book and that's wonderful! We simply do not have the required memory skills to keep up. We just don't.
Author: Helaine Mario
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing (July 1, 2015)
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