The Book of Lost and Found

  • by Lucy Foley
  • Narrated by Fiona Hardingham
  • 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From London to Corsica to Paris - as a young woman pursues the truth about her late mother, two captivating love stories unfurl.
Kate Darling's enigmatic mother - a once-famous ballerina - has passed away, leaving Kate bereft. When her grandmother falls ill and bequeaths to Kate a small portrait of a woman who bears a striking resemblance to Kate's mother, Kate uncovers a mystery that may upend everything she thought she knew.
Kate's journey to find the true identity of the woman in the portrait takes her to some of the world's most iconic and indulgent locales, revealing a love story that began in the wild 1920s and was disrupted by war and could now spark new love for Kate. Alternating between Kate's present-day hunt and voices from the past, The Book of Lost and Found casts light on family secrets and love - both lost and found.


What the Critics Say

"Lucy Foley masterfully evokes period and setting in The Book of Lost and Found. Readers may count on losing hours of sleep to remain immersed in lush Corsica, luminous Paris, and lively New York, with an unforgettable group of characters, and a mystery that spans decades. Sublime!" (Erika Robuck, best-selling author of Hemingway's Girl and Call Me Zelda)
"The Book of Lost and Found is an irresistibly entertaining and evocative novel, a tender, heartwrenching tale of love lost and found immersed in a suspenseful historical mystery. Lucy Foley's impressive debut thoroughly satisfies, and I can't wait to read whatever she writes next." (Jennifer Chiaverini, author of Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule and Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker)
"The Book of Lost and Found is a sheer joy to read. Everything I love is in there - romance, the linking of past and present, travel to wonderful (and wonderfully described) destinations, characters I wish I could meet, and an evocative mystery - all spun together with Foley's engaging and elegant prose." (Mary Simses, author of The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop and Café)


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Customer Reviews

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It reads like a traveloge

This story has a romantic, atmospheric start, but the constant switching between time lines and characters POV and changes in locale began to wear thin. It reads like a traveloge. After a lot of drama and too much plotting, the story is wrapped up much too quickly. It felt rushed and unsatisfying.
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- Ruth Bain

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-25-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio