ALEX

Pierre Lemaitre

Translated from the French by Frank Wynne

SHE'S RUNNING OUT OF TIME

 Alex Prévost - kidnapped, beaten, suspended from the ceiling of an abandoned warehouse in a wooden cage - is in no position to bargain. Her abductor's only desire is to watch her die.

HE WANTS ONLY ONE THING

Apart from a shaky police report, Commandant Camille Verhœven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads. If he is to find Alex, he will have to get inside her head.

ESCAPE IS JUST THE BEGINNING

Resourceful, tough, beautiful, always two steps ahead - Alex will keep Verhœven guessing till the bitter end. And before long, saving her life will be the least of his worries.

Paperback - B-format - 368pp - £7.99 - 07/07/2016 - 9780857056276

"A really excellent suspense novelist" STEPHEN KING

"Pierre Lemaitre is 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.

 

Elise Williams