Alex

Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre; Frank Wynne (Translator)

Crime

Un autor premiado con los m s prestigiosos premios de novela negra y con el Premio Goncourt, con medio mill n de ejemplares vendidos.

La gran novela que supuso el inicio de la fulgurante carrera internacional de Lemaitre.

Alex Uno de los mejores libros del a o seg n el Financial Times, ganador del Premio de Lectores de Novela Negra de Livre de Poche, ganador del Premio Goncourt, del Dagger Award y del Premio de Novela Negra Europea, con m s de medio mill n de lectores en Europa.

Han pasado varios a os desde el caso del asesino en serie que trastoc para siempre su vida, y el comandante Camille Verhoeven a n no se ha repuesto del todo cuando un nuevo desaf o vuelve a implicarlo personal y profesionalmente: Alex, una mujer de treinta a os, ha desaparecido. Cada minuto que pasa puede ser el ltimo. Y l no se lo perdonar a nunca. El autor de Vestido de novia e Ir ne vuelve a sacudirnos con este thriller escalofriante, una trama diab lica e imprevisible que le confirma como el rey de la novela negra. Alex catapult a Lemaitre a la fama internacional, al ser aclamado como el sucesor de Stieg Larsson, hoy su estilo es reconocido como nico e inconfundible, con una legi n de seguidores.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Upon winning the prestigious 2013 Crime Writers Association International Dagger Award, the judges praised Alex by saying, "An original and absorbing ability to leash incredulity in the name of the fictional contract between author and reader... A police procedural, a thriller against time, a race between hunted and hunter, and a whydunnit, written from multiple points of view that explore several apparently parallel stories which finally meet."

Alex Prevost--kidnapped, savagely beaten, suspended from the ceiling of an abandoned warehouse in a tiny wooden cage--is running out of time. Her abductor appears to want only to watch her die. Will hunger, thirst, or the rats get her first?

Apart from a shaky eyewitness report of the abduction, Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads, and no family or friends anxious to find a missing loved one. The diminutive and brilliant detective knows from bitter experience the urgency of finding the missing woman as quickly as possible--but first he must understand more about her.

As he uncovers the details of the young woman's singular history, Camille is forced to acknowledge that the person he seeks is no ordinary victim. She is beautiful, yes, but also extremely tough and resourceful. Before long, saving Alex's life will be the least of Commandant Verhoeven's considerable challenges.

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  • : 9781623651244
  • : TBS/GBS/Transworld
  • : TBS/GBS/Transworld
  • : August 2014
  • : 1 Inches X 5.5 Inches X 8.25 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Pierre Lemaitre; Frank Wynne (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 843.92
  • : 352