Thursday, 10 May 2018
Review; Irène (Camille Verhœven #1) by Pierre Lemaitre
Description from Goodreads
For Commandant Verhoeven life is beautiful: he is happily married, expecting his first child with the lovely Irène.
But his blissful existence is punctured by a murder of unprecedented savagery. Worse still, the press seem to have it in for him – his every move is headline news. When he discovers that the killer has killed before – that each murder is a homage to a classic crime novel – the fourth estate are quick to coin a nickname… The Novelist…
With both men in the public eye, the case develops into a personal duel, each hell-bent on outsmarting the other. There can only be one winner – whoever has the least to lose…
My Thoughts On The Book
Irène is a novel that can easily trick you, in the Agatha Christie-style, which makes it an interesting read. It's not a novel for the faint of hearts, as it has a lot of gory details in it, just so you're warned. One element that took away a bit of the joy for me is the fact that Alex, the second book in the series, was published in Norwegian and English before Irène, which also gave away a major plot line in this book.