5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Sad and realistic,
This review is from: Death in Bordeaux (Paperback)
I find Death in Bordeaux a sad novel with a realistic historical backdrop, in the sense that it intensifies the powerless situation of those living under the Nazi occupation; it exposes the suffering and bleak hopes of a nation.
The plot flows with ease giving the reader enough time to understand and adjust to emerging characters and events. Superintendent Lannes is portrayed as a man searching for justice while being driven by circumstances that go against him; whereas his family is an example of many other families whose lives have been affected by the war.
On a negative viewpoint, there were orthographical and spelling mistakes that obscured some paragraphs and made some chapters a bit confusing, hence the four stars.
Overall, I did enjoy this novel.