Book Reviews

Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Suspense

Key Stage: KS4+

Rating: ★★★★★

The Godmother, Hannelore Cayre (2019)

Meet Patience Portefeux, a fifty-three-year-old, underpaid Franco-Arab interpreter for the Ministry of Justice who specialises in phone tapping. Widowed after the sudden death of her husband, Patience is now wedged between university fees for her grown-up daughters and nursing home costs for her aging mother.

Happening upon an especially revealing set of police wiretaps ahead of all other authorities, Patience makes a life-altering decision, embarking on an entirely new career path: Patience becomes The Godmother.

This is an absolute cracker of a crime novel with a brilliant main character who is a middle-aged police translator, set in Paris. Very entertaining and my favourite lock-down novel.

Reviewer: Ms O’Sullivan

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