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 way 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 working out of time. Her abductor seems to wish basically to monitor her die. Will starvation, thirst, or the rats get her first?
except a shaky eyewitness record of the kidnapping, Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven has not anything to head on: no suspect, no leads, and no relatives or buddies apprehensive to discover a lacking family member. The diminutive and amazing detective understands from sour event the urgency of discovering the lacking girl as fast as possible--but first he needs to comprehend extra approximately her.
As he uncovers the main points of the younger woman's singular historical past, Camille is compelled to recognize that the individual he seeks is not any traditional sufferer. She is gorgeous, convinced, but in addition tremendous difficult and innovative. sooner than lengthy, saving Alex's existence would be the least of Commandant Verhoeven's massive challenges.
A 2013 Financial Times e-book of the Year
Shortlisted for the 2014 RUSA analyzing record Horror Award
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Alex (The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy, Book 1) by Frank Wynne, Pierre Lemaitre