'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'
'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'
'A unique and gritty novel firmly placing Lemaitre as one of the most talented authors writing in the genre
'Fans of the legendary Derek Raymond will love this gem'
'Gripping, frightening, intelligent and brilliant' Marcel Berlins,
'Having now read two of his books I am even more impressed by the writing of Pierre Lemaitre, and am already looking forward to the third book being released in English'
'Ingeniously plotted, deftly mixing dark and comic scenes, introducing the detective's team with panache'
'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'
'Thrilling ... with a page-turning race to a grand-slam finish' Laura Wilson, Guardian.