“𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦’𝘴 𝘯𝘰 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴. 𝘖𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘴.”
Anna and Constant Guillot live with their two daughters in the peaceful, remote mountain village of Carmac, largely deaf to the upheavals of the outside world. Everyone in Carmac knows each other, and most of its residents look alike–until Bakary and Sylvia Langlois arrive with their three children.
Wealthy and flashy, the family of five are outsiders in the small town, their impressive chalet and three expensive cars a stark contrast to the modesty of those of their neighbors. Despite their differences, the Langlois and the Guillots form an uneasy, ambiguous friendship. But when both families begin experiencing financial troubles, the underlying class and racial tensions of their relationship come to a breaking point, and the unthinkable happens.
𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘣𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨!
Wow, such a little book with so much power behind it! An impressive debut, it was vivid, dark and impactful. I’ll be thinking of this story for a long time.
𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 Viking Books 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘨𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘱𝘺.
𝙋𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙇𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙢 𝘣𝘺 Samira Sedira 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘑𝘶𝘭𝘺 6, 2021.
Read if you like: true crime, police procedurals, mystery thrillers, small town mystery.
I hope you are having a great Wednesday!
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