Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
WITH NOTHING ELSE TO LOSE Anne Forestier finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time when she blunders into a raid on a jeweller's on the Champs-Elysees. Bludgeoned beyond recognition, she is lucky to survive. But her ordeal has only just begun. HE CAN BREAK ALL THE RULES Lying helpless in her hospital bed, with her assailant still at large, Anne is in mortal danger. Only one thing gives her hope: Commandant Camille Verhoven. TO PROTECT THE WOMAN HE LOVES For Verhoven it's a case of history repeating itself. He cannot lose Anne as he lost his wife. This time he faces an adversary whose greatest strength appears to be Verhoven's matchless powers of intuition.
Winner of CWA Daggers: International 2015 (UK).
Lemaitre is worthy of all the fuss. -- Barry Forshaw Independent. Crime fiction of the highest class. -- Geoffrey Wansell Daily Mail. Superior crime fiction, worthy of the international attention it has received. -- Patrick Anderson Washington Post. A satisfying finis to the trilogy. -- Barry Forshaw Independent. This original and poignant story is the final instalment in a trilogy that has been a dazzling success. -- Jessica Mann Literary Review. Delivering more than its fair share of twists and turns, Camille is also a beautifully naunced portrait of a most unlikely hero, and one who's absence - if this truly is the last we'll see of Commandant Verhoven - will be keenly felt. -- Declan Burke Irish Times. A really excellent suspense novelist. -- Stephen King.
Pierre Lemaitre was born in Paris in 1951. He worked for many years as a teacher of literature before becoming a novelist. He was awarded the Crime Writers' Association International Dagger, alongside Fred Vargas, for Alex, and as sole winner for Camille. In 2013 his novel Au revoir la-haut (The Great Swindle, in English translation) won the Prix Goncourt, France's leading literary award.