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BOOK OF THE MONTH
THE ICKABOG
J.K. Rowling
1299

'The Ickabog is coming... A mythical monster, a kingdom in peril, an adventure...(+)

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After the Crash
Michel Bussi

Classification : Thriller, Crime & Mystery
Pub Date : May 27, 2015
Imprint : W&N
Page Extent : 400
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781474602044
Price : 399

About the book
A dark, brilliantly conceived and deeply chilling novel that has sold over 700,000 copies in the author's native France On the night of 22 December 1980, a plane crashes on the Franco-Swiss border and is engulfed in flames. 168 out of 169 passengers are killed instantly. The miraculous sole survivor is a three-month-old baby girl. Two families, one rich, the other poor, step forward to claim her, sparking an investigation that will last for almost two decades. Is she Lyse-Rose or Emilie? Eighteen years later, having failed to discover the truth, private detective Credule Grand-Duc plans to take his own life, but not before placing an account of his investigation in the girl's hands. But, as he sits at his desk about to pull the trigger, he uncovers a secret that changes everything - then is killed before he can breathe a word of it to anyone...

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...an original voice... he [Bussi] borrows elements from old-fashioned clue-puzzle mysteries to provide a breathtakingly suspenseful thriller.
Thriller of the Month
A richly satisfying story...a hugely enjoyable ride.
There's a great premise to this thriller, which is already a huge bestseller in the author's native France... You find yourself quite frantic to know the truth, before this cleverly constructed, smart mystery concludes by delivering a delicious sting in the tail.

A novel so extraordinary that it reminded me of reading Stieg Larsson for the very first time. Bussi's novel brings with it the same thrill of discovering a truly original voice.

It is one of the most remarkable books I've read in a long time; Bussi breaks every rule in the book, but I doubt I'll read a more brilliant crime novel this year.

     
Michel Bussi
Michel Bussi is the author of the bestsellers After the Crash and Black Water Lilies, both of which were Waterstones Thriller of the Month. In France, where he has published ten novels, he is the seco...(+)
Books by Michel Bussi
Black Water Lilies (PB)
Black Water Lilies (Export) (PB)
Blackwater Lillies (HB)
Don't Let Go (TPB)
Don't Let Go (PB)
Time Is A Killer (PB)