MacLehose has done it again . . . in Pierre Lemaitre he has unearthed another master of crime fiction destined to become a household name.
Grippingly original . . . It enthralls at every stage of its unpredictability.
Moves from read-as-fast-as-you-can horror to an intricately plotted race to a dark truth . . . Alex is about thrills.
An invigoratingly scary, one-sitting read.
Alex had me gripped more than almost any book I can remember, with one shout-out-aloud knockout twist after another
'An absolute gem'
'Brutal crime writing with a tinge of Gauloise ... brilliant'
'Relentlessly gripping, Lemaitre is worthy of all the fuss'
'Hailed as the most important crime novel in translation since Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Alex similarly features as an intriguingly flawed feminist heroine bent on vengeance, and will likely prove a sensation of the crime fiction year' Irish Times.
'Moves from read-as-fast-as-you-can horror to an intricately plotted race to a dark truth' Alison Flood, Observer.
'It enthrals at every stage of its unpredictability. Grippingly original' The Times.
'Brutal crime writing with a tinge of Gauloise ... brilliant' Daily Mail.
'A literary explosion' Marine Landrot, Télérama.
'Powerful' Alain Beuve-Mery, Le Mond.
'Intelligent, complex, with a gripping plot and deeply intriguing characters. The author's early death is a great loss' Philip Pullman.
'What a cracking novel! I haven't read such a stunning thriller debut for years. Brilliantly written and totally gripping' Minette Walters.
'I doubt you will read a better book this year' Val McDermid.
'As good as crime writing gets' Times Literary Supplement .