A Hundred Suns by Karin Tanabe
Updated: Apr 8
Synopsis: Set in the 1930’s, A Hundred Suns follows the life of American teacher Jessie Lesage, wife to Victor - an heir to the Michelin rubber fortune, as they settle into Indochine to expand the family’s rubber empire. As with any great historical fiction, A Hundred Suns gives readers scandal, drama, and family secrets that could destroy their dynasty. But unlike most historical fiction, this book is also a bit of a thriller! Told from alternating perspectives of Jessie and the mysterious Marcelle de Fabry, this story has a unique psychological component that sets it apart from most historical fiction, with a twist you won’t see coming!
My thoughts/feelings: As with most thrillers that I review, I try not to give away too much information. It's more fun when you are surprised as you read. I don't want to take away the fun suspenseful moments for readers. I will say this book is a fast paced, informative, sexy, story full of revenge and suspense!
"The Michelins, like their tires, were hard to pop."
"You were born to see the world, and so was I."
"Most people have good hearts. They just need to be reminded that our differences are charming instead of menacing."
"Brains are more effective than beauty. Only the world tries to make women forget it. They don't want us to be smart, they're scared that if they encourage it, we'll end up more intelligent than the men."
Thank you to NetGalley, Karin Tanabe and St. Martin's Press for the advanced copy of A Hundred Suns in exchange for my honest review.
This title is has an expected publication date of 7 April 2020.