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by Quercus Books, 6 November 2014. ISBN: 978-0857052063
Set in a sweltering French summer,
his son Pablo's kidnapping still unsolved, and his marriage ruined by the
torment of hope, the brutal murder of a single mother in her own home is an
almost welcome diversion for Commandant Vilar.
woman leaves behind a son, Victor, thrown into the foster system with only his
mother's urn for company. Struggling with bullies, trauma and the first pangs
of teenage love, Victor carries a secret.
for leads, Vilar is shaken when the colleague investigating Pablo's kidnapping
disappears. When a sadistic caller claims to have information about his son,
Vilar is torn between duty and a desperate chance of redemption.
From the first
sentence you know there is something dark, something lurking so deep … the only
way to unearth this twisted nightmare is to follow Vilar into his tortured
world. A tortured world that Victor, the young boy left alone after his mother
brutal murder, is trying to survive ... two different horrors, two heart
The twists in this book
are ingeniously conspired. The imagery, sense of anguish, hopelessness … has
you, the reader wanting the nightmares to end, for these two desolate
A thoroughly great
Nicky Cooper Brown
Hervè Le Correwas born in Paris and is
currently teaching in the suburbs of Bordeaux, France. He is the author of
several crime fiction novels. He also writes for the literary magazine Le
Passant Ordinaire. He was awarded the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere,
the Prix Mystere de la Critique and the Prix Nouvel Obs-BibliObs du Roman Noir
for, Talking To Ghosts.
Nicky Cooper Browncame
late to this game we call writing. Growing up, up North, she was always praised
for her talents with her hands, rather than her mind, she harboured an artistic
flair often drawing and painting into the night. It wasn't until she moved
south to the Beautiful picturesque New Forest that she took pen to paper so to
speak. Now Nicky enjoys writing short stories and articles and has a funny and
light hearted style, but when it comes to her novels she displays a darker side
and a taste for psychological thrillers.