Anna never actually takes 12 distressed ladies under her wing. She stops at 3 or 4 and then the story suddenly changes course completely. The story continues with the false imprisonment of her friend and neighbor. Very unsatisfactory ending.
Pearce's debut novel, Treasure of Saint-Lazare, received rave reviews, reached a #29 of all Kindle books on Amazon and was picked as the best historical mystery of the year by Readers' Favorite. In this interview, Pearce gives us some behind-the-scenes insights in the creation of Treasure of Saint-Lazare, talks about art and how the city of Paris is a main character in his books.