SHE'S RUNNING OUT OF TIME
Alex Prevost - kidnapped, beaten, suspended from the ceiling of an abandoned warehouse in a wooden cage - is in no position to bargain. Her abductor's only desire is to watch her die.
HE WANTS ONLY ONE THING
Apart from a shaky police report, Commandant Camille Verh��ven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads. If he is to find Alex, he will have to get inside her head.
ESCAPE IS JUST THE BEGINNING
Resourceful, tough, beautiful, always two steps ahead - Alex will keep Verh��ven guessing till the bitter end. And before long, saving her life will be the least of his worries.
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. In 2013 his novel Au revoir l -haut (The Great Swindle, in English translation) won the Prix Goncourt, France's leading literary award.