By Frank Wynne, Pierre Lemaitre
Author note: Frank Wynne (Translator)
Upon successful the celebrated 2013 Crime Writers organization overseas Dagger Award, the judges praised Alex by means of asserting, "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 a number of it sounds as if 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 appears to be like to wish basically to observe 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 family members or associates nervous to discover a lacking family member. The diminutive and excellent detective is familiar with from sour event the urgency of discovering the lacking girl as quick as possible--but first he needs to comprehend extra approximately her.
As he uncovers the main points of the younger woman's singular heritage, Camille is compelled to recognize that the individual he seeks is not any traditional sufferer. She is gorgeous, definite, but in addition super difficult and creative. earlier than lengthy, saving Alex's lifestyles may be the least of Commandant Verhoeven's enormous challenges.
A 2013 Financial Times e-book of the Year
Shortlisted for the 2014 RUSA examining record Horror Award
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Experimentally, he skimmed a fingertip down her arm. When her brows lifted, he took the fingertip over her jawline. ” “Well, I’ve got a couple of hours, and you’re very attractive. Big golden eyes,” he murmured. “This little dip right in your chin. ” She waited while he lowered his head, while his lips hovered just above hers. “Is this a bribe, Charles? Because if it is, and you’re half as good as I think you are . ” He nibbled at her bottom lip, let his hand slide down to toy with her breast.
Even as she said it, she heard Mavis clipping cheerfully toward the door in her five-inch spikes. “Check the security screen,” she said quickly and was halfway to the door herself when Mavis pulled it open. She had one moment to curse, another to reach for the weapon she wasn’t wearing. Then Mavis’s quick, flirtatious laugh had her adrenaline draining again. Eve recognized the uniform of the delivery company, saw nothing but embarrassed pleasure in the young, fresh face of the boy who handed the package to Mavis.
Robb Screw philosophy, she thought, annoyed. ” He took another slow, considering drag. The tobacco burned expensively between his long, elegant fingers. “I believe I own one of that model. ” Too easy, she thought. She suspected anything that came easily. “You had dinner with the deceased the night before her death. ” Roarke crushed out his cigarette and settled back with his brandy. “I have a small villa on the west coast. I thought she’d enjoy it. ” His eyes glittered for a moment, but whether with amusement or with anger, she couldn’t be sure.
Alex (The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy, Book 1) by Frank Wynne, Pierre Lemaitre