eligible curtis sittenfeld granchester tudor queens series when i was invisible eleanor oliphant
Search our site
The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce Read the opening extract of the brand new Rachel Joyce book before its publication on 13/07/2017

Tarantula by Thierry Jonquet
  

Tarantula

Provocative Prose   Crime / Mystery   Literary Fiction   eBook Favourites   
Explicit Content

RRP £7.99

Notify me
when in stock

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

Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Literary Contemporary Facebook group Share this book

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

This is probably one of the most disturbing revenge tales Iâve read. It creeps up on you as you follow several seemingly unconnected characters through some bizarre, and at times, frightening scenarios. Definitely not for the faint-hearted or squeamish. It is an extraordinary work, thought-provoking and unput-downable. I literally read it in one sitting.

Comparison: Marquis de Sade, Ryan Gattis, Thomas Harris.
Similar this month: None.

If you like Thierry Jonquet you might also like to read books by David Goodis and Jean Genet.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Synopsis

Tarantula by Thierry Jonquet

Richard Lafargue is an eminent plastic surgeon haunted by dirty secrets. He has an operating theatre in the basement of his chateau and keeps his partner Eve imprisoned in her bedroom, a room he has equipped with an intercom and 300-watt speakers through which he bellows orders. Eve is only allowed out to be paraded at cocktail parties and on the last Sunday of each month, when the couple visit a young woman in a mental asylum. Following these outings, Lafargue humiliates Eve by forcing her to perform lewd sexual acts with strangers while he watches through a one-way mirror. In alternating chapters, Jonquet introduces seemingly unrelated characters - a criminal on the run after murdering a policeman, and an abducted young man who finds himself chained naked in a dark chamber, forced to endure all manner of physical torture at the hands of a mysterious stranger, whom he calls 'Mygale', after a type of tropical spider. All of these characters are caught in a deceitful web, doomed to meet their fate.

About the Author

Thierry Jonquet
Thierry Jonquet is an acclaimed thriller writer with more than twenty novels under his belt, including Le bal des débris, Moloch and Rouge c'est la vie.

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

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

Book Info

Publication date

10th November 2005

Author

Thierry Jonquet

More books by Thierry Jonquet
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Serpents Tail

Format

Paperback (b Format)

Categories

Provocative Prose
Crime / Mystery
Literary Fiction
eBook Favourites


ISBN

9781846687945

Lovereading always comes up with great suggestions and has introduced me to enjoyable books and new authors to discover.

Gaynor Passmore

I 'Lovereading' because it lets me see what new books are around with a detailed synopsis and readers' reviews.

Judith Sharp

Lovereading is an amazing place to be, the website is wonderful and to me if I'm sad I'll go here and it cheers me up!

Sophia Upton

Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.

Iris Clements

If you love reading, then you'll love Lovereading! Full of tips & info for every discerning reader.

Lynne Rapson

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

Their sending me my first book to review 18 months ago re-awakened my fondness for reading, since then I have purchased some real gems.

Barry Griffiths

Lovereading recommends, honestly reviews and promotes books-what more can I say?!

Rachel Bridgeman

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools