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The Paris Diversion

A pulse-pounding thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The ...
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Created: 01/29/20

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Author insights on goodreads

When I went to post my review on Goodreads, I found that the author has provided some notes for the book that are available to everyone. Very interesting perspectives! Did any of his notes change your thoughts about the book?

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This breathless sentence and Pavone's note regarding it made me realize how well the author planted the seeds for further novels.
"After weeks of rain and gray and increasingly hostile chill, today was an autumnal jewel, a reprieve that everyone knows will be brief, and the warm weather has drawn out not only throngs of tourists but also flocks of locals, it looks like everyone in Paris has arrived in a good mood at a surprise party, Kate cycles by young and old and everyone between, the cafés are all full, people packed onto the terraces, making conversation with strangers and neighbors, making out in corners, holding hands across tables filled with glasses of wine and bottles of beer, bowls of peanuts and ashtrays overflowing and half-eaten slices of tarte tatin, it’s still early enough that children are everywhere, playing on sidewalks and in the park, running and jumping and joyous noise, chasing balls and dogs and that final bit of fun before the unseen clock expires, and suddenly you’re called to come here, to go home, to go to bed, kids know this better than anyone, that you have to do it all right now, everything, because this can always happen without any warning whatsoever: you’re out of time." (less)
Chris Pavone
Each of my novels ends with one long sentence that’s a short story in its own right, a passage that concludes the book’s action and themes while opening up the hint—the possibility—of a new story.


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