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By Frank Wynne, Pierre Lemaitre

ISBN-10: 1623650003

ISBN-13: 9781623650001

Author note: Frank Wynne (Translator)

Upon successful the celebrated 2013 Crime Writers organization foreign Dagger Award, the judges praised Alex by means 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 a number of it appears parallel tales which ultimately meet."

Alex Prévost--kidnapped, savagely overwhelmed, suspended from the ceiling of an deserted warehouse in a tiny wood cage--is operating out of time. Her abductor seems to be to wish basically to monitor her die. Will starvation, thirst, or the rats get her first?

except a shaky eyewitness document of the kidnapping, Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven has not anything to head on: no suspect, no leads, and no relations or associates worried to discover a lacking friend. The diminutive and superb detective is familiar with from sour event the urgency of discovering the lacking lady as speedy 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 pressured to recognize that the individual he seeks is not any traditional sufferer. She is gorgeous, sure, but in addition tremendous difficult and ingenious. sooner than lengthy, saving Alex's lifestyles often is the least of Commandant Verhoeven's huge challenges.

A 2013 Financial Times publication of the Year
Shortlisted for the 2014 RUSA interpreting checklist Horror Award

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Sara erkannte ihn, es war Barry Fordham, ein Streifenpolizist, mit dem sie auf dem letzten Polizeiball getanzt hatte. », schrie Smith. » Barry versuchte zu zielen, doch die Hand gehorchte ihm nicht mehr. Die Pistole zuckte unkontrolliert herum. Der Mann mit dem Sturmgewehr drehte sich langsam um und schoss Barry Fordham mit grauenvoller Präzision in den Kopf. Sein Hinterkopf schlug gegen den Metallschrank und blieb so liegen. Als Sara sich nach dem zweiten Schützen umsah, hatte der sich wieder der Eingangstür zugewandt, als wäre nichts gewesen.

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