By Frank Wynne, Pierre Lemaitre
Author note: Frank Wynne (Translator)
Upon profitable the distinguished 2013 Crime Writers organization overseas Dagger Award, the judges praised Alex by means of announcing, "An unique and soaking up skill to leash incredulity within the identify of the fictitious agreement among writer and reader . . . A police procedural, a mystery opposed to time, a race among hunted and hunter, and a whydunnit, written from a number of issues of view that discover numerous it seems that parallel tales which ultimately meet."
Alex Prévost--kidnapped, savagely overwhelmed, suspended from the ceiling of an deserted warehouse in a tiny wood cage--is operating out of time. Her abductor appears to be like to wish in simple terms to observe her die. Will starvation, thirst, or the rats get her first?
except a shaky eyewitness file of the kidnapping, Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven has not anything to head on: no suspect, no leads, and no relations or acquaintances nervous to discover a lacking friend. The diminutive and magnificent detective is aware from sour adventure the urgency of discovering the lacking lady as quick as possible--but first he needs to comprehend extra approximately her.
As he uncovers the main points of the younger woman's singular heritage, Camille is compelled to recognize that the individual he seeks isn't any traditional sufferer. She is gorgeous, certain, but additionally super difficult and imaginative. sooner than lengthy, saving Alex's existence often is the least of Commandant Verhoeven's huge challenges.
A 2013 Financial Times e-book of the Year
Shortlisted for the 2014 RUSA studying record Horror Award
From the Hardcover edition.
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