AlexeBook - 2013
Alex Prevost--kidnapped, savagely beaten, suspended from the ceiling of an abandoned warehouse in a tiny wooden cage--is running out of time. Her abductor appears to want only to watch her die. Will hunger, thirst, or the rats get her first?
Apart from a shaky eyewitness report of the abduction, Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads, and no family or friends anxious to find a missing loved one. The diminutive and brilliant detective knows from bitter experience the urgency of finding the missing woman as quickly as possible--but first he must understand more about her.
As he uncovers the details of the young woman's singular history, Camille is forced to acknowledge that the person he seeks is no ordinary victim. She is beautiful, yes, but also extremely tough and resourceful. Before long, saving Alex's life will be the least of Commandant Verhoeven's considerable challenges.
A 2013 Financial Times Book of the Year
Shortlisted for the 2014 RUSA Reading List Horror Award
From the Hardcover edition.
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vpl_booksjustforyou Aug 29, 2016
French author and screenwriter, Pierre Lemaitre writes thrillers that are intricate, fast-paced and disturbing with dashes of humour and memorable characters.
Moral ambiguity is the name of the game in this contemporary noir thriller from French author Pierre Lemaître. Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven struggles to get a grip on the identity and history of an abducted woman, who is simultaneously narrating for readers the terrors of her abduction whi... Read More »
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