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[Ebook] ↠ This Little Family Author Inès Bayard – Vejega.info This Little Family is talented French writer Ines Bayard s debut novel, and whilst both the title and cover art don t illustrate quite how different this domestic thriller is from the usual genre fare the synopsis does a great job in differentiating it It is undoubtedly one of the best, most accomplished and highly thought provoking literary thrillers of the past few years A word of warning, however this is a profoundly dark, harrowing and haunting read that should be avoided by faint hearted This Little Family is talented French writer Ines Bayard s debut novel, and whilst both the title and cover art don t illustrate quite how different this domestic thriller is from the usual genre fare the synopsis does a great job in differentiating it It is undoubtedly one of the best, most accomplished and highly thought provoking literary thrillers of the past few years A word of warning, however this is a profoundly dark, harrowing and haunting read that should be avoided by faint hearted readers That said, I feel it will make one consider things differently as the narrative unfolds and as it twists and warps in several directions it poses many interesting questions to readers As it moves along we are pushed to consider that even those incidents that appear to be easy to categorise as terrible may have underlying causes that may take the idea of a black and white morally good bad decision into the grey area.It s a heartbreakingly emotional exploration of abuse, trauma and the unknowns that can be perpetrated behind closed doors and away from view as well as the legacy these experiences can have going forward This is at once a tough yet compulsively readable thriller with deft touch and acute observations A brutal, disturbing and shocking story, this is one read I will NEVER forget It successfully burrows underneath your skin and messes spectacularly with your psyche and for that, I cannot praise it enough A true tale of horror and unspeakable violence which manages to show the terror and despair felt by those who are caught between a rock and a hard place feeling as though they have no alternative way out Also, a note of recognition goes to translator Adriana Hunter as often books written originally in a foreign language and later translated into English can many times have their success depend on the accuracy of the person appointed Kudos as this was excellent in this case and I didn t feel anything major was lost Highly recommended Many thanks to 4th Estate for an ARC A woman kills herself, her husband and their small son What has led her to poison their dinner They are a well off Parisian family with a successful husband and lovely kid living in a beautiful apartment What people cannot see is the inside, the inside of the family home and especially the inside of Marie who has been struggling for years to keep her secret well shut behind a friendly facade she was raped by her CEO after work one evening and is convinced that Thomas is the result of the ass A woman kills herself, her husband and their small son What has led her to poison their dinner They are a well off Parisian family with a successful husband and lovely kid living in a beautiful apartment What people cannot see is the inside, the inside of the family home and especially the inside of Marie who has been struggling for years to keep her secret well shut behind a friendly facade she was raped by her CEO after work one evening and is convinced that Thomas is the result of the assault and not her husband s son Every day, she has to look in the eye of the small boy and is confronted again with what happened and what she cannot share with anybody It is not the tragic story of a family, but the heart breaking story of a woman not just suffering once from the humiliation and attack, but suffering every single day of her life.In s Bayard s novel is one of the most moving and highly disturbing books I have ever read She starts with the final step of Marie s desolate and lonely voyage, no surprise where it all will end up, but the way there could hardly bepainful,emotionally challenging and nevertheless easy to understand and follow.Marie feels ashamed for what has happened to her, for her body after giving birth, for her behaviour towards her husband She does not see herself as the victim she is, immediately, after the assault, she has taken the decision to comply with her assailant s threat not to tell anybody and thinks she now has to stick to it Her mental state is gradually deteriorating and Bayard meticulously narrates the downwards spiral Looking at her from the outside, you can see that she is trapped in an unhealthy mental state that she has established and which is completely wrong but yet, it is so understandable how she comes to those conclusions and this almost paranoid view of her situation.She does not get help or support, nobody even seems to notice her suffering, only when the signs become too obvious is suspicion raised There might have been ways out of her depression and misery, but she cannot take these roads and thus needs to face her ultimate fate which does not entail living an option.Without any doubt, Marie is a victim in several respects But so is her son Thomas and he is the poor boy without any chance to escape or change his fate, he is exposed helplessly to his mother s hatred which seems unfair, but I think it is not difficult to understand what she sees in him Is her husband Laurent to blame Hard to say, the same accounts for Marie s mother who didn t do anything other than just cover the traces of her daughter s state when she becomes aware of it, she does not offer help when it was most needed.The novel is a wonderful example for what such an event can do to people, how they struggle to survive and hide what has happened It is deeply moving and frightening to observe which is also due to the author s style of writing Le Malheur du bas seems, from the first pages, to be a Chanson douce reboot A child murdered in horrific circumstances The rest of the novel provides the background that led to the gruesome proceedings.Now, I initially was really angry at this novel To me, it felt over dramatic, sensationalist and the un realistically extreme manner in which the main character was reacting to various events was doing the serious and important womens issues raised in the novel an injustice.At a certain p Le Malheur du bas seems, from the first pages, to be a Chanson douce reboot A child murdered in horrific circumstances The rest of the novel provides the background that led to the gruesome proceedings.Now, I initially was really angry at this novel To me, it felt over dramatic, sensationalist and the un realistically extreme manner in which the main character was reacting to various events was doing the serious and important womens issues raised in the novel an injustice.At a certain point, I was asking myself what Bayard was really trying to say with all of this That if a person undergoes an extremely traumatic event, that any subsequent violent actions the person take on other people are justified However, at a certain point, I think I better understood what the author was trying to convey with this novel The events were unrealistic and overblown because the main character herself was driven to near madness And I can accept that as a plot.The novel is a fast read I read it in two days Marie and Laurent have the perfect marriage, until Marie is raped by her new boss She decides not to tell her husband and eventually finds out she is pregnant, which she assumes is her boss s child I found this book a little too much at times Marie is never happy, not for even a second once she is raped I understand her being depressed and traumatized, but it was just hard to read page after page all the anger and hatred she had for her child and her family. Powerful Heart Breaking Riveting beyond words This was a hard story to read but one in which silencing voices gave away one s power.Marie was sadly raped by a man she entrusted in her career to move mountains on her behalf.Instead he violated her and took away her power and sadly she realized the truth was upon her.In fact, she uncovered she was pregnant and couldn t possibly tell her husband but was fearful this could be her rapists baby.How could she go on under these circumstances that have Powerful Heart Breaking Riveting beyond words This was a hard story to read but one in which silencing voices gave away one s power.Marie was sadly raped by a man she entrusted in her career to move mountains on her behalf.Instead he violated her and took away her power and sadly she realized the truth was upon her.In fact, she uncovered she was pregnant and couldn t possibly tell her husband but was fearful this could be her rapists baby.How could she go on under these circumstances that have been forced upon her With empathy, compassion, and grace the author illustrates to us why speaking up and out is most important in our healing process.How Laurent and Baby Thomas may be ok in this after all and how hope springs eternal.It was a rough one to read but it spoke volumes for victims of abuse.Thank you to Bibliotheca for this copy in exchange for this honest review I read This Little Family in one sitting, despite its shocking depiction of rape It was distressing to witness the complete breakdown of an ordinary young French woman, contented with her life and happy in her marriage following this act of violence perpetrated upon her The fact she felt she couldn t confide in anybody was as shocking to me as the rape itself The fear that engulfs her when she becomes pregnant and gives birth to her son, leading to the ultimate tragedy for her whole family is I read This Little Family in one sitting, despite its shocking depiction of rape It was distressing to witness the complete breakdown of an ordinary young French woman, contented with her life and happy in her marriage following this act of violence perpetrated upon her The fact she felt she couldn t confide in anybody was as shocking to me as the rape itself The fear that engulfs her when she becomes pregnant and gives birth to her son, leading to the ultimate tragedy for her whole family is heartbreaking.A difficult read and perhaps not one for women who have experienced rape, but nevertheless, very thought provoking Marie And Laurent, A Young, Affluent Couple, Have Settled Into Their Large Paris Apartment And Decide To Start Trying For A Baby This Picture Perfect Existence Is Shattered When Marie Is Assaulted By Her New Boss Deeply Shaken By The Attack, She Discovers She Is Pregnant, And Is Convinced Her Rapist Is The Father Marie Closes Herself Off In A Destructive Silence, Ultimately Leading Her To Commit An Irreparable Act Sharp Objects meets Big Little Lies dark, complex, page turning secrets translated book set in Paris Sharp Objects meets Big Little Lies dark, complex, page turning secrets translated book set in Paris This was powerful and depressing and thought provoking An amazing debut novel with a wonderfully sympathetic translation I cannot rate this highly enough, it was impossible to put down and kept intruding on my thoughts even after finishing it Thanks to NetGalley and the Publisher for a copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. 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