Who am I? My name is Elaine Young. Born in 1945, I have always been ‘in books’ both reading them, and selling them. I worked in bookshops for 18 years; I have run a school library and am passionate about teaching children the joy of the written word. Over the years I have jotted down stories and ideas, and I once (unsuccessfully) submitted a short story to a magazine. I had small children at the time and it was very difficult to find the time to write. Now my children are adults and I have more time on my hands. I am now a home executive and an aspiring author.I also began blogging a couple of years ago and thoroughly enjoy it. My hobbies include sewing, photography, miniature doll's houses and cooking. But writing has taken precedence over these ( except maybe the cooking!) It took 8 years to finish this book, I almost gave up several times, but I persevered and am glad to be able to cross 'publish a book' off my bucket list. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed the journey of writing it.
Every Hidden Thingby Elaine Young
France 1942. a Jewish boy Aristide Meyer, sees his father arrested and sent to Auschwitz, betrayed by double agent Jacques Marteau. Twenty-two years after the war, Aristide returns to Paris, determined to find Marteau. He relinquishes his search when he hears that Marteau is rumoured to have died in an ambush in 1944. His investigation is re-ignited when Ari… See more details below
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France 1942. a Jewish boy Aristide Meyer, sees his father arrested and sent to Auschwitz, betrayed by double agent Jacques Marteau. Twenty-two years after the war, Aristide returns to Paris, determined to find Marteau. He relinquishes his search when he hears that Marteau is rumoured to have died in an ambush in 1944. His investigation is re-ignited when Ari recognises Marteau, now known as Victor Dubois, a senior member of the Government. Now he needs to prove that a respected member of society was a Nazi agent. As he delves into Dubois’ past, his activities attract unwanted attention and Ari begins to realise what really is at stake.
Ari meets Michel Gaillard, now a lawyer, whom he first met in 1941. Michel also has every reason to want to prove Dubois’ guilt.
Libby Wentworth, Ari’s English assistant finds herself embroiled in the intrigue surrounding Dubois. Can she help Ari in his quest, or does she get so deeply entangled that her life is in danger?
More deaths - and the hunt is on to arrest Dubois, to avenge the lives he destroyed and prevent him from vanishing with the loot stolen from Jews during the war.
Can they find him before it is too late . . . ?
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A Great Chase! Set in the decades following World War II, Every Hidden Thing tells the story of Aristide Meyer, a Jew orphaned as a teenager by the Nazi Party. Growing up in France and Scotland, sheltered by a family loyal to the resistance, Ari pursues his education, and accepts a teaching position at Sorbonne in France. When he suddenly stumbles across the man who killed is father many years later, doubts mix with desire for revenge, and Ari must decide which path to follow. Concluding that the truth must be know, Ari and a small group of acquaintances gather information to take down the Teflon coated “Patron”. Vivid descriptions and quirky characters, weave a believable tale set in amazing locations - Venice and France among them. I could feel the water-taxis skimming through the canals, and smell the foods prepared throughout the book. With a surprise twist near the end, Elaine Young has written a tale that will hook you from the first words and keep you wanting more till the end. As a person who enjoys a good chase, a good love story, and a great historical story, I was well-rewarded with some of each, cleverly woven together. My only critique would be that there were some parts that were a little rushed and difficult to fully comprehend. I had to read some parts two or three times to fully understand what was going on. Despite that, I truly enjoyed the book, and I would be willing to read more by Ms. Young. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a thriller or a historical novel. Thank you for the opportunity to read Every Hidden Thing.