Book review: Alex. I love France #125

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Alex
(Verhœven Trilogy #2)

Alex
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Alex
By
Pierre Lemaitre
Translated by Frank Wynne

Publisher: Quercus
US Pub. Date: September 2013
Originally published in French in 2011
ISBN978-1623651244

Pagespaperback, 368
Genre:
Crime Fiction

Source: Received
from the publisher

Goodreads

 The Crime Writers’ Association International Dagger (2013),
Kono Mystery ga Sugoi for Best Translated Mystery Novel of the Year in Japan (2015)

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MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK

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I recently presented to you Irène, so this is the sequel: Alex. Very good too, it will keep you on the edge of your seat. It’s definitely not your usual crime fiction.

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Book review: Irène. I love France #124

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Irène
(Verhœven Trilogy #1)

Irene
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Irène
By
Pierre Lemaitre
Translated by Frank Wynne 

Publisher: Quercus
US Pub. Date: December 9, 2014
Originally published in French in 2006
ISBN978-1623658007

PagesHC, 464
Genre:
Crime Fiction

Source: Received
from the publisher

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Grand prix du roman noir
(Festival du film policier de Cognac)
for roman policier (2006)

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I have a confession to make to you: I’m usually not into crime fiction. But Irène blew my mind!
It was the first novel by Pierre Lemaitre. For some reason, it was not translated in English at the time. Then came the 2nd volume, Alex, which got more attention because of a movie version. It was translated n English. Then it seems English readers thought it was really good and now they wanted also volume 1!
I was fortunate enough not to read Alex first, and I highly encourage you to read the books in the correct order, you will get so much more, and I promise you quite a ride!

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