Money gets you everywhere, it can even buy happiness - if you have enough. It is a fragile thing, though, and you must be careful what you do with it. When Mademoiselle Source, a wealthy woman who has been maimed in a tragic accident, adopts an orphaned baby, she could never have predicted that the young boy would make her life a living hell. She grows more and more afraid, until one day she decides to run away from him. But is it really so easy? Maupassant's dive into an unfamiliar genre, this fast-paced crime novel is unmissable for those who enjoyed James Patterson's 'Invisible'. Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was a French writer. Famed for being a master of the French short story, he also wrote travel books and occasionally dabbled in poetry. His stories mainly focus on the relationships between men and women sitting at crossroads in their lives - whether personal or professional. His dramatic flair is largely influenced by French novelist Gustave Flaubert and is perfect for fans of Anton Chekhov's short stories. The most notable of the 300 short stories that he wrote include 'Bel Ami', 'Une Vie', and 'The Dumpling'.