I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Lost and Found in Prague by Kelly Jones
Published by Berkely Trade on 1/6/2015
Genres: Fiction, Mystery
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Kelly Jones, the author of The Woman Who Heard Color transports readers to a dreary Good Friday in Prague, where a mysterious death sets off a tangled chain of events that inexorably draws three strangers together—and forever changes their lives…
Just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, aspiring journalist Dana Pierson joined the hordes of young people traveling to Eastern Europe to be a part of history. There, she and her best friend were swept up in the excitement of the revolution. Twenty years later, Dana returns to the city of her youthful rebellion to reconnect with her old confidant, who never left the city. But the visit that was reserved for healing intimacies and giddy reminiscences is marred by a strange death in one of Prague’s most famous churches—and an even more peculiar mystery surrounding it…
In a city where the past is never far from the present, Dana must work with a conflicted Italian priest and a world-weary Czech investigator to unlock dark secrets hidden in Prague’s twisted streets. But the key to solving the puzzle may lie in memories of Dana’s long-ago visit, even as she is forced to face the reality of a more recent loss…
I loved the premise of this book. It takes place in Prague twenty years after the Velvet Revolution. This is a place that I would love to one day visit and the setting immediately drew me in.
The characters were great also. Dal is a detective going through marriage struggles and find the murderer of a senator. He has his own struggles that he’s trying to deal with and balance out. Dana is on vacation, and stumbles into a mystery concerning the Infant of Prague. Her cousin wants her to help figure out what happened with a nun in the convent, and what really happened that night. Father Borelli is only trying to help a fellow priest and friend in the events that happened at the church. He also learns a few things about himself.
I enjoyed the mystery. I was left guessing, and trying to figure out what was going to happen next. The way these three characters worked together was great. Each of them formed a type of bond with the other. I especially liked how Borelli and Dana came to be friends through this ordeal. The only thing I didn’t care for was the epilogue and ending. It seemed a little too easy, and clean cut. Other than that, I loved traveling the streets of Prague while Dal, Dana and Borelli figured out what was going on in this city, and how events were connected.
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