Anne Forestier finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time when she is trapped in the middle of a raid on a jewellers on the Champs-Elysees. Shot three times, she is lucky to survive - and morbidly unlucky to remember the face of her assailant. Followed home from her hospital bed, Anne is in grave danger. But one thing stands in her favour - a dangerously vengeful partner, carrying the scars of devastating loss, who will break all the rules to protect the woman he loves: Commandant Camille Verhoeven. Following the horror of Irene and the thrills of Alex, Camille is the heart-stopping final chapter of Lemaitre's multi-award-winning trilogy, soon to be the subject of a major American film. Drawn once again into a labyrinthine web with answers ever out of reach, Camille must draw on all his talent to face an enemy who threatens everything he holds dear.
For those seeking the next wave after the all-conquering, all-pervasive Scandinavians, it seems clear that British readers need to look across the Channel, with Gallic crime (more than the Italian variety) throwing out some truly impressive novels and novelists. And none more individual than the massively talented Pierre Lemaitre, whose novel Alex took the crime writing fraternity by storm. The second book, Irène, was issued out of sequence, but this third novel appears in the correct order, and is among the author’s most impressive work. The diminutive Commandant Camille Verhoeven once again has a personal involvement in a case when his partner Anne Forestier happens upon a jewellery raid on the Champs Élysée and is brutally beaten. For the detective, all rules must be broken as personal history looks like repeating itself. Superb stuff from the increasingly extraordinary Lemaitre.
'A satisfying finis to the trilogy'
. 'The last novel in the gripping trilogy that encompassed Alex and Irene
. 'This original and poignant story is the final instalment in a trilogy that has been a dazzling success in the author's native France and elsewhere
Publication date: 05/03/2015
Publisher: MacLehose Press an imprint of Quercus Publishing
|Publication date:||5th March 2015|
|Publisher:||MacLehose Press an imprint of Quercus Publishing|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
Pierre Lemaitre was born in Paris in 1956. He worked for many years as a teacher of literature and now devotes his time to writing novels and screenplays. In 2013 he was awarded the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary award, for Au revoir la-haut. Frank Wynne is a translator from French and Spanish. His translations include works by Michel Houellebecq, Marcelo Figueras's IFFP-shortlisted Kamchatka and Alex by Pierre Lemaitre.More About Pierre Lemaitre