'Quirky, brutal and not for the faint-hearted, it is crime fiction of the highest class ... Superbly constructed and executed, it puts Lemaitre very close to Ellroy's class. If you pick it up, you won't be able to put it down' Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail.
'Thrilling ... with a page-turning race to a grand-slam finish' Laura Wilson, Guardian.
'Irène builds on the considerable promise of Alex and confirms Camille Verhœven as one of the most intriguing protagonists to emerge in crime fiction in recent years' Declan Burke, Irish Times.
'Irène, Pierre Lemaitre's first novel, will be the book that people will remember in years to come. Intelligent and engrossing, it's a worthwhile read primarily for that sense of amazement that will have you flicking back through pages looking for the mirrors or trapdoors, but also because of the mystery itself. A crime novel for genre fans penned by a man who is obviously a fan himself' Reader Dad.
'Fans of the legendary Derek Raymond will love this gem' Sunday Sport.
'Ingeniously plotted, deftly mixing dark and comic scenes, introducing the detective's team with panache' John Dugdale, Sunday Times.
'Gripping, frightening, intelligent and brilliant' Marcel Berlins, The Times.
'A unique and gritty novel firmly placing Lemaitre as one of the most talented authors writing in the genre today' Upcoming4.me.