A woman and her young son flee to a convent on a remote island off the Breton coast of France. Generations of seafarers have named the place de la Brume, or Fog Island. In a chapel high on a cliff, a tragic death occurs and a terrified child vanishes into the mist. The child’s godmother, Maggie O’Shea, haunted by the violent deaths of both her husband and her best friend, has withdrawn from her life as a classical pianist. But then a recording of unforgettable music and a grainy photograph surface, connecting her missing godson to a long-lost first love. The photograph will draw Maggie into a collision course with criminal forces, decades-old secrets, stolen art and musical artifacts, and deadly terrorists. Her search will take her to the Festival de Musique, Aix-en-Provence, France, where she discovers answers to the mystery surrounding her husband’s death, an unexpected love—and a musical masterpiece lost for centuries. A compelling blend of suspense, mystery, political intrigue, and romance, The Lost Concerto explores universal themes of loss, vengeance, courage, and love.
"Skeletons bang on closet doors, longing to be set free—and free they are in this terrific mix of mystery and mayhem. Every page is fraught with danger and surprise. A true banquet for thriller readers." —Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author
"Richly atmospheric, excellent can't-put-it-down pacing, enticing and compelling characters. Really terrific storytelling. A perfect package—a stunning debut!" —M. J. Rose, New York Times best-selling author
"If you love classical music, a challenging thriller, a twisting mystery, and complex characters, The Lost Concerto is for you. Helaine Mario proves it’s never too late to write a great novel. Lushly layered, full of evocative prose and surprises, and wonderfully told, this one’s a must-read. I couldn’t put it down." —J. T. Ellison, New York Times best-selling author