Bussi's portrait of the difficulties of investigating a closed community is fascinating, and the novel ends with one of the most reverberating shocks in modern crime fiction.
A richly satisfying story...a hugely enjoyable ride.
A bestseller in France, it is a dazzling, unexpected and haunting masterpiece
A work of genius befitting the masterpiece by Monet at its heart . . . Simply stunning
A novel so extraordinary that it reminded me of reading Steig Larsson for the very first time . . . Bussi breaks every rule in the book, but I doubt I'll read a more brilliant crime novel this year
enjoyment of this intelligent and absorbing book need not be confined to Monetists
A work of genius befitting the masterpiece by Monet at its heart. The award-winning author weaves an enchanting tale that kept me absolutely hooked as Bussi cleverly breaks all the perceived rules of plotting in a story containing riddles within riddles. It works on multiple levels and left me completely baffled, yearning to work out how the different strands connect. But every loose thread is meshed neatly together in the final pages until the jaw-dropping big reveal at the end. The result is simply stunning
Thriller of the month
Murder always seems especially appalling against a beautiful backdrop, which is why Michel Bussi's novel begins to strikingly