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Camille

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Winner of the CWA International Dagger 2015.

The conclusion to the Camille Verhoeven trilogy brings in characters from Irène and Alex but this really does stand on its own and is a great story even without the background. Here Camille, having lost his beloved wife Irène, the subject of the first book, is in love with Anne and will do anything to protect her for she is indeed in grave danger. She saw the face of a man raiding a jewellers who then shot at her. She can identify him so he is out to get her. There is a lot to this terrific thriller, a must read.

If you like Pierre Lemaitre you might also like to read books by Fred Vargas, Robert Goddard and Stieg Larsson.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. 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.
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Synopsis

Camille by Pierre Lemaitre

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.

Reviews

'A satisfying finis to the trilogy'
Independent

. 'The last novel in the gripping trilogy that encompassed Alex and Irene
The Times

. '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
Literary Review

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About the Author

Pierre Lemaitre

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st March 2015

Author

Pierre Lemaitre

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Publisher

MacLehose Press an imprint of Quercus Publishing

Format

Hardback
320 pages

Categories

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Crime & mystery
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ISBN

9780857052766

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