Right before the beginning of World War II, a Parisian woman fled to the South of France, never to return.
Upon her death, her heirs discovered she had an apartment in Paris. The rent had been paid on it for 71 years, despite the fact that nobody had lived there since 1939.
The family hired a crew to inventory the apartment. It was then that the team discovered the evidence of a love affair between a famous painter and an actress.
What has not been discovered was the reason Ms. De Florian never returned to Paris.
It makes me wonder.
Also reminded me of a novel I read, Possession. A pair of literary sleuths unearth the secret affair of two Victorian poets.