Scorpio Rising is the first novel from debut author Monique Domovitch.
Set in the 1950s it follows the lives of Alex Ivanov and Brigitte Dartois. Coming from a poverty stricken home in Brooklyn, Alex is determined to make something of himself and will work harder than most people to prove this. Brigitte has survived terrible tragedy and an abusive childhood and feels that she constantly has to start her life over and over again.
The novel travels with Alex from Brooklyn to Manhattan and to Paris where Brigitte lives. It is fast paced and there are lots of shocks and surprises lying in wait for the two main characters. Jealousy is a strong theme in this novel and Domovitch expertly portrays the ways in which it can tear people lives apart.
I enjoyed the way that Domovitch has written this novel with chapters alternating between Alex and Brigitte, building up to the point in which they meet.
The cliff-hanger ending really left me in suspense and I am looking forward to reading the sequel to this book; ‘The Sting of the Scorpio’ to find out what happens next.
Thank you Monique for sending me a copy to review and thank you Samantha for including me as part of Chick Lit Plus blog tour.