Please take a moment to review Hachette Book Group's updated Privacy Policy: read the updated policy here.

Alex

Alex

Winner of the CWA International Dagger Award 2013.

In kidnapping cases, the first few hours are crucial. After that, the chances of being found alive go from slim to nearly none. Alex Prévost – beautiful, resourceful, tough – may be no ordinary victim, but her time is running out.

Commandant Camille Verhoeven and his detectives have nothing to go on: no suspect, no lead, rapidly diminishing hope. All they know is that a girl was snatched off the streets of Paris and bundled into a white van.

The enigma that is the fate of Alex will keep Verhoeven guessing until the bitter, bitter end. And before long, saving her life will be the least of his worries.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fiction: Special Features / Fiction In Translation

On Sale: 14th February 2013

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9780857051875

Reviews

MacLehose has done it again . . . in Pierre Lemaitre he has unearthed another master of crime fiction destined to become a household name.
Adam Sage, The Times.
Grippingly original . . . It enthralls at every stage of its unpredictability.
Marcel Berlins, The Times.
Moves from read-as-fast-as-you-can horror to an intricately plotted race to a dark truth . . . Alex is about thrills.
Alison Flood, Observer.
An invigoratingly scary, one-sitting read.
Laura Wilson, Guardian.
Alex had me gripped more than almost any book I can remember, with one shout-out-aloud knockout twist after another
Peter James
'An absolute gem'
Eurocrime
'Brutal crime writing with a tinge of Gauloise ... brilliant'
Daily Mail
'Relentlessly gripping, Lemaitre is worthy of all the fuss'
Independent
'Hailed as the most important crime novel in translation since Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Alex similarly features as an intriguingly flawed feminist heroine bent on vengeance, and will likely prove a sensation of the crime fiction year' Irish Times.
Irish Times
'Moves from read-as-fast-as-you-can horror to an intricately plotted race to a dark truth' Alison Flood, Observer.
Observer
'It enthrals at every stage of its unpredictability. Grippingly original' The Times.
The Times
'Brutal crime writing with a tinge of Gauloise ... brilliant' Daily Mail.
Daily Mail
'A literary explosion' Marine Landrot, Télérama.
Télérama
'Powerful' Alain Beuve-Mery, Le Mond.
Le Mond
'Intelligent, complex, with a gripping plot and deeply intriguing characters. The author's early death is a great loss' Philip Pullman.
Philip Pullman
'What a cracking novel! I haven't read such a stunning thriller debut for years. Brilliantly written and totally gripping' Minette Walters.
Minette Walters
'I doubt you will read a better book this year' Val McDermid.
Val McDermid
'As good as crime writing gets' Times Literary Supplement .
Literary Supplement

The Paris Crime Files