Product Review: The Lost Concerto by Helaine Mario

Good Afternoon everyone! I am so excited to give you my review on this book! Now you all know how much I LOVE to read so to be picked for this review was so great!! So let’s get to it!!

Product Name:

The Lost Concerto by Helaine Mario

About the Author:

[from the authors website]

Helaine Mario is the author of two
novels of suspense, Firebird  (Amazon 2012) and The Lost Concerto  (Oceanview Publishing, July

New York City born
and raised, Helaine is a Boston University graduate.  She married in 1969
and moved to CT to raise her two children, volunteer at Save the Children, and
write for the local newspaper.

To know more info on her or her other books please visit her website!

About the Book:

[from the website]

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 Île 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The child’s godmother, Maggie O’Shea, haunted by the violent deaths of her husband and best friend, has withdrawn from her life as a classical pianist.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 inexorably 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 her husband’s death, an unexpected love—and a musical masterpiece lost for centuries.

My Review:

I am a huge reader and with some books I have learned that you can’t always ‘judge a book by it’s cover’. So let’s say I had no idea what kind of book I was really getting into before reading this. I don’t like reading reviews before reading the actual book because I like to be surprised with what I am reading. Well let’s say that mission has been accomplished! 

The story of Maggie O’Shea is just amazing. The way Helaine captures her strength in the book is inspiring. Especially to go through and over come all the pain and loss that she went through. You really learn how the love and fear of losing a child can put so much determination into somebody who is so overcome with grief. It’s just amazing.

I don’t want to give to much up about the book but it’s based around Maggie heading off to France and teaming up with Colonel Michael Beckett in the search for her godson who has gone missing following the death of his mother, her best friend. 

It’s a story about fear, heartbreak, death but also about overcoming all of that and even letting yourself love again. 

It is a must read, can’t put down for a second kind of book.

 Suspense and thriller lurking around every corner. 

Once you start this book, I promise you won’t be able to stop. 

**I was given this Book for free by the author for my absolute 100% opinion. I was in no way coerced into saying what I said or how I feel. My opinions are my own, and I will not recommend a product to viewers if I do not like it.** 


  1. Marielle Altenor

    February 23, 2016 at 2:53 am

    I love a book that keeps you intrigued. Sounds like a really good one!

  2. Amanda Love

    February 23, 2016 at 2:01 am

    This sounds like my kind of book. I'll probably have to add this to my Kindle list. I love a good suspense book.

  3. Yona Williams

    February 22, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    You are right about judging a book by its cover…I would not think a book with a cover like that would be a suspense and thriller. You definitely have me interested.

  4. RUSS

    February 22, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    The plot is interesting and this is something that I would enjoy reading. The title alone makes me curious!

  5. Bonnie Gowen

    February 22, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    I love a good book and used to read all the time. I really have to get back to doing so. It is so relaxing. Sounds like a great book.

  6. Heather Lawrence

    February 22, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    I haven't read a good suspense book in such a long time!

    They are my favourite books to curl up with that's for sure.

  7. Rebecca Swenor

    February 22, 2016 at 7:46 am

    The book review as well as your review has me very intrigued to read this book. I love the mystery along with everything else about this read. Thanks for a great review.

  8. Sarah-Louise Bailey

    February 22, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Ohh this sounds like it would be right up my street – I am definitely going to have to add it to my TBR pile. x

  9. Kristen Dann

    February 22, 2016 at 12:23 am

    I also don't really like reading reviews before reading a book. I'm glad you enjoyed the book and I've added it to my list.

  10. Amanda Simkin

    February 21, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    This sounds like such a page turner. I was just on vacation and had time to read an entire book and it was so wonderful. I am excited to carve some reading time into the end of my day.

Let me know what you think!