Less than twenty-four hours after fleeing to Paris, Maya Sinclair is the prime suspect in a brutal murder—and targeted by the real killer. When she's viciously attacked in the gardens of Versailles, Maya barely escapes with her life thanks to sexy French journalist Simon Girard.
Simon has been investigating the mysterious death of his brother, an art forger with ties to the woman Maya is suspected of killing. Still healing from heartbreak of his own, Simon reluctantly joins forces with Maya, who has awakened feelings within him he thought long dead.
Their search for answers uncovers the existence of a secret society, and puts them on a quest to find a missing crucifix rumored to hold the key to everlasting life. Together, Maya and Simon race through Paris one step ahead of a killer who will do anything to ensure some secrets remain buried forever...
Wow, this book was not like other books that I'm used to reading. This was mostly a murder mystery, with a hint of passion/romance. The heroine in this story is Maya, a smart and courageous woman who takes a trip to Paris by herself after finding out her boyfriend cheated on her. Her luck goes from bad to worse when she is framed for murder. Even worse than that - the real murderer is trying to kill her.
This is one of those books that makes you grateful for your normal, boring life. I couldn't imagine being Maya, I think I would have had a mental breakdown from the very beginning. She is definitely stronger and more independent than I am. She has nothing but bad luck, and then she meets Simon - who is thrown into the living hell with her. Together, they are forced to figure out clues that are of life and death importance.
This book is a bit of a thriller, and is full of mystery, action, and suspense. The plot of the story was wonderful, and so was the writing. There were twists and turns throughout the whole story to keep you on your toes. You don't know who to trust, and you keep turning the pages hoping to find out all the answers. I don't know if this is part of a series or not, but it definitely could be. I would like to see more between Simon and Maya. They have really good chemistry and I would like to see them have time together where they are not running for their lives.