A glamorous prep school girl goes missing after a love affair with a teacher in this "immensely satisfying" thriller from France's #1 bestselling novelist (Harlan Coben).
Twenty-five years ago, on a campus paralyzed by a snowstorm, beautiful 19-year-old Vinca Rockwell ran away with her philosophy teacher after they began a secret affair. For Vinca, "love is everything or nothing."
She is never seen again.
The once inseparable Manon, Thomas and Maxime -- Vinca's best friends -- have not spoken since graduation. Twenty-five years earlier, under terrible circumstances, the three of them committed a murder and buried the body in the gymnasium wall, the same wall that is about to be demolished to make way for an ultramodern new building.
Now, the three friends are about to meet again at their reunion. Will decades of lies unravel to reveal what really happened on that deadly winter night?
Taut, suspenseful, and addictive, The Reunion will grip you until its haunting final page.
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In this zany page-turner from bestselling French thriller maven Guillaume Musso, high-school classmates convene for their 25th reunion, where they confront past selves, past loves—oh, and past murder. Against the stunning backdrop of the Cote d’Azur, Thomas fears that the imminent destruction of their school building will reveal his secret: the walls contain the dead body of the teacher he killed. Turns out that’s not the only skeleton—literal and figurative—he and his former schoolmates have stashed away. An expert at building suspense, Musso deftly balances the tension with cleverly deployed jokes and pop-savvy references.
Intense nostalgia and simmering guilt drive this evocative mystery from Musso (Afterwards), a bestseller in France. In 1992, 19-year-old Vinca Rockwell, an American student at an elite boarding school in Anitibes, France, and her 27-year-old philosophy teacher, Alexis Cl ment, create a scandal when, as many believe, they run off together to Paris. In 2017, Thomas Degalais, a friend of Vinca who graduated from the same school 25 years earlier, knows this didn't happen, because he killed Alexis, in the belief that the teacher abused Vinca, and walled him up in the freshly poured concrete of the new gym with the help of a friend's father, a builder. Vinca was never seen again. At a reunion, the crime's loose ends become an urgent matter for Thomas and two other friends of Vinca, Maxime Biancardini and Fanny Brahimi, who come to realize someone connected to those events is seeking revenge. Musso moves effortlessly between the violent past and the increasingly dangerous present as complicated relationships and tragic misunderstandings unfold. It's all a tad melodramatic, but readers interested in the dark side of the good life on the Cote d'Azur will be satisfied.