Alex by Pierre Lemaitre

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There's humour here, and characters to return to, but really Alex is about thrills. And as the novel barrels triumphantly towards its unexpected but satisfying conclusion, it's in this respect that it delivers.
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In kidnapping cases, the first few hours are vital. Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads, no hope. But as he begins to understand more about Alex, he starts to realise she is no ordinary victim...
 

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Pierre Lemaitre was born in Paris in 1956. He worked for many years as a teacher of literature and now devotes his time to writing novels and screenplays. Frank Wynne is a translator from French and Spanish. His translations include works by Michel Houellebecq and Marcelo Figueras's IFFP-shortlisted Kamchatka.
 
Published September 3, 2013 by MacLehose Press. 385 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Crime. Fiction
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Reviewed by Alison Flood on Mar 10 2013

There's humour here, and characters to return to, but really Alex is about thrills. And as the novel barrels triumphantly towards its unexpected but satisfying conclusion, it's in this respect that it delivers.

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Lectus cn 15 Aug 2013

I'm giving it 5-Stars because there's no more stars to give... I'll be damned! This is one of the best thrillers I've read.

Alex is the first Pierre Lemaitre's novel translated into English. Oh! ...

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Marc Reavis 14 Nov 2013

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