Norek displays the mastery and assurance of an old hand.
The French crime-writing revelation of the year.
The suspense is sustained until the final page. A masterful crime novel.
Spiral obsessives will recognise the same gritty northern Paris suburb, Seine-Saint-Denis, with is no-go drug estates, as well as the wearily nonchalant detectives and city bigwigs shepherding their own crooked agendas.