Author(s): Michel Bussi
In an idyllic resort on the island of La Reunion, Liane Bellion and her husband Martial are enjoying the perfect moment with their 6-year-old daughter. Turquoise skies, blue sea, palm trees, a warm breeze. Then Liane disappears. She went up to her hotel room between 3 and 4pm and never came back. Her husband, worried, had gone to the room along with the concierge - the room was empty but there was blood everywhere. Despite his protestations of innocence, the police view Martial as their prime suspect. He was the only other person who went to the hotel room between 3 and 4pm according to the staff of the hotel. Then he disappears along with his daughter. With Martial as prime suspect, helicopters scan the island, racial tensions surface, and more corpses are found. Is he really his wife's killer? And if he isn't, why does he appear to be so guilty?
From the bestselling author of AFTER THE CRASH ('a novel so extraordinary it reminded me of reading Stieg Larsson for the first time' Sunday Times): a man's wife goes missing. He didn't kill her so why is he so guilty?
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 Sunday Times on AFTER THE CRASH Thriller of the month Good Housekeeping on AFTER THE CRASH A richly satisfying story...a hugely enjoyable ride. Irish Independent on AFTER THE CRASH The novel ends with one of the most reverberating shocks in modern crime fiction SUNDAY TIMES on BLACK WATER LILIES A work of genius befitting the masterpiece by Monet at its heart ... Simply stunning DAILY EXPRESS on BLACK WATER LILIES
Michel Bussi is the author of the bestsellers After the Crash, which was a Waterstones Thriller of the Month, and Black Water Lilies. In France he has published eight bestselling thrillers and in 2013 alone, his books sold half a million copies in his native country. He has won fifteen literary awards, making him one of France's most prestigious crime authors. When not writing fiction, he is a Professor of Geography at the University of Rouen and a political commentator.