The Hunting Ground by J. Robert Janes

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Soap opera-ish elements—before the war, Lily's husband slept with her sister—detract from the drama. The prose is also not up to Janes's usual standard, as shown by some florid love scenes.
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In the wake of World War II, a Frenchwoman learns to live for vengeance
In Zurich, a frail young woman sits down in a café. On her arm is a tattooed number—a souvenir from her time in Bergen-Belsen. As far as the French government is concerned, she is a dead woman, a casualty of the concentration camps. But after a narrow escape, Lily de St-Germain is back, and ready to take revenge on everyone who buried her. When the war started, Lily fled the countryside for Paris, hoping to convince her husband to abandon his work at the Louvre and help get their children to safety in England. There she found him in the arms of her sister, a betrayal that pushed her into the ranks of the Résistance—that fearful band of partisans who taught her to kill, and forced her to survive. The war may end in 1945, but Lily’s battle will have only just begun.
 

About J. Robert Janes

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J. Robert Janes's previous titles in this series include "Mayhem," "Mannequin," "Sandman," "Salamander," "Stonekiller," and "Carousel," all available from Soho Crime.
 
Published April 30, 2013 by MysteriousPress.com/Open Road. 320 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Below average
on Feb 24 2014

Soap opera-ish elements—before the war, Lily's husband slept with her sister—detract from the drama. The prose is also not up to Janes's usual standard, as shown by some florid love scenes.

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