"The Angel's Promise" by Frederic Lenoir and Violette Cabesos: A Review
An international bestseller and award-winning thriller that takes its reader on a richly imaginative journey to the depths of Mont-Saint-Michel.
Rising out of the sea on a rocky isle off the coast of France, the church and abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel have withstood the harsh northern weather—and withheld its darkest medieval mysteries—for one thousand years. Until now.
Now a young, brilliant archeologist, Johanna, has begun to uncover and explore secrets that have long lain buried at the sacred site. In ancient rituals, in foreboding visions, in an expedition at once metaphysical and archeological, Johanna ardently researches the past only to discover that its bizarre, murderous history has begun to be repeated in the present. Reality becomes an elusive, dangerous place, and it leaves Joanna with no one she can fully trust.
Billed as 'the French Da Vinci Code', this is a fascinating historical thriller based in Normandy, and it's easy to see how this one has become a worldwide bestseller. Elsbeth Ranke has done a great job with the translation, retaining many of the features of the original writing style.