Emily In Paris by Isabelle Costa is the second book in The Mystery of Paris. I enjoyed the character descriptions and the descriptions of the various areas of Paris. The writing style is very nice and it grabbed my attention right from the get-go. The characters were likable, mysterious, and engaging.
I enjoyed the mystery part of the book very much. There is a great mystery novel with a strong central plotline. This story is not a typical mystery by the way, but it is not a typical mystery book either. It is much more than that.
The story starts out with a bang. Isabelle Costa introduces readers to two main characters right away. One is a young woman from New York who is suspected of being involved in the death of a French ambassador. The second is a British private detective that has been invited to France for a secret job. They quickly team up to solve the mystery of Paris and discover what secrets the French know about the next installment of their mystery.
The first few chapters of the book are what make the book. There are scenes involving the investigation of a murder-a murder committed by two completely different types of people. There are also moments when the clues are so easy to spot that you wonder why the writer chose to place them there. It almost seems like the writer knew we would be interested in the murder mystery and set the clues in such an obvious location.
The second installment focuses on the relationship between the private investigator and the former ambassador. Although their relationship was one-dimensional, it did get better. The second half of the book gives you more hints about the mystery and the characters involved, as well as some speculation about how their relationship developed. Although I’m not a huge mystery fan, I found this second installment very enjoyable. Maybe it’s just me, but the story seemed to grow and develop very nicely and didn’t seem to have too many weak elements.
I must say that I feel a bit disappointed with the ending of the second installment. Although I had no expectations, I really liked how the story ended. That may be because I was already feeling a bit disappointed with the first half of the book, but I liked the way the plot unraveled and progressed. That said, I’m not expecting a great deal from the second installment, and I’m expecting more of the same from the third.
Everything we know about the next installment of the Harry Potter series so far covers the time between Quidditch World and the Chamber of Secrets. I’m expecting the next book to continue on from where the last one left off, which is nice because I get to read about what the characters are doing during the downtime. However, I also expect that the story will pick up shortly after Quidditch World because all of the main characters will have graduated from Hogwarts, so everything will be moving at a pretty fast pace.
I really enjoyed the first half of the book, but the second half has been a bit slow for me. The main storyline is still exciting, and I’m looking forward to reading the second half once I’ve caught up with what’s happened in the main book. In the meantime, I’m content to just enjoy the story and enjoy the characters. I highly recommend this book to people who haven’t read the original books, and to those who have read the original books and enjoyed them.