books of the month
Search our site
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathleen Barber book before its publication on 27/12/2017

Camille by Pierre Lemaitre
  

Camille

Thriller / Suspense   Crime / Mystery   All Shortlists and Winners   eBook Favourites   eBook Favourites   
Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Lovereading view...

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. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

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


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.
~ Barry Forshaw

Win a Family Break to Salisbury!

Don’t miss out! Enter to win a family break to Salisbury!

Here at Lovereading.co.uk and Lovereading4kids.co.uk we have joined with VisitWiltshire. You could see yourself indulging in the finest food and slumbering comfortably into one of the grand rooms at The Red Lion Salisbury for two nights. The Red Lion Hotel is located in medieval city of Salisbury, which is home to all your favourite stores as well as independent shops, restaurants, cafes and parks and green spaces. Nearby is Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain and numerous sites of historic and archaeological interest.

There are many seasonal events in Salisbury, and you can find out what’s on here. You will also receive a family ticket to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, the gardens are especially beautiful in the winter, with bold coloured stems, scents, and fabulous foliage, you can be sure to be impressed. For the children there is also a play park, and you can stop off in the Victorian tea room to warm up and treat yourself to a traditional cream tea.

To have a chance of winning this fantastic prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. Entries close 31st January 2018.

Good luck!

Terms and Conditions

Red Lion: Two night stay includes breakfast for two adults and up to two children sharing a family room. Subject to availability and cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash value. Not to be used in combination with any other offer. Valid until 1st Dec 2018 and excludes bank holidays.

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens: Valid for day entry, Not to be used for special events or group entry. Voucher is not transferable or refundable, no Cash Value. Ticket must be redeemed on entry. Valid until 31 Dec 2018. Gardens open daily from 10am – closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Prize admits 2 adults and accompanying children Under 17 FREE to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 31/01/2018

Synopsis

Camille by Pierre Lemaitre

Anne Forestier finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time when she blunders into a raid on a jewellers on the Champs-élysées. Shot three times, beaten almost beyond recognition, she is lucky to survive, but her ordeal has only just begun. Lying helpless in her hospital bed, with her assailant still at large, Anne is in grave danger. Just one thing stands in her favour - a partner who will break all the rules to protect the woman he loves: Commandant Camille Verhoven. For Verhoven it's a case of history repeating. He cannot lose Anne as he lost his wife Irène. But his serious breach of protocol - leading a case in which he is intimately involved - leaves him out on a limb, unable to confide in even his most trusted lieutenants. And this time he is facing an adversary whose greatest strength appears to be Verhoven's own matchless powers of intuition.

Reviews

'Lemaitre is worthy of all the fuss' -- Barry Forshaw Independent

'Crime fiction of the highest class' -- Geoffrey Wansell Daily Mail

'Superior crime fiction, worthy of the international attention it has received' -- Patrick Anderson Washington Post

'A satisfying finis to the trilogy' -- Barry Forshaw Independent

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

'This original and poignant story is the final instalment in a trilogy that has been a dazzling success' -- Jessica Mann Literary Review

'Delivering more than its fair share of twists and turns, Camille is also a beautifully naunced portrait of a most unlikely hero, and one who's absence - if this truly is the last we'll see of Commandant Verhoven - will be keenly felt' -- Declan Burke Irish Times

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.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Pierre Lemaitre

More books by Pierre Lemaitre
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Format

Paperback

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
All Shortlists and Winners
eBook Favourites
eBook Favourites


ISBN

9780857054142

What can I say, the clue is in the title Lovereading - and awesome books.

Sarah Davis

I love Lovereading for the wonderful like for like author recommendations and for highlighting new books, it's a great resource for readers!

Lindsay

With literary excellence, humour and drama, Lovereading's got value and is a real stress-calmer!

Siobhan McDowell

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

Its jam packed with fantastic titles, informative descriptions & fantastic reviews and has a vast array of great features & competitions.

Linda Rollins

Lovereading is not only an amazing site, but it's one of my very favourites. It's like visiting a fascinating bookstore, but better.

Rebecca Jayne Barrett

I love the 'like for like' author recommendations, it's like an old friend whispering in your ear.

Emma Caddick

Lovereading is a wonderful way to expand my literary horizons, discover inspiring authors & get the chance to read new novels first. #loveit

Zarina de Ruiter

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools