A novel so extraordinary that it reminded me of reading Stieg Larsson for the very first time. Bussi's novel brings with it the same thrill of discovering a truly original voice. It is one of the most remarkable books I've read in a long time; Bussi breaks every rule in the book, but I doubt I'll read a more brilliant crime novel this year.
There's a great premise to this thriller, which is already a huge bestseller in the author's native France... You find yourself quite frantic to know the truth, before this cleverly constructed, smart mystery concludes by delivering a delicious sting in the tail.
A richly satisfying story...a hugely enjoyable ride.
Thriller of the Month
...an original voice... he [Bussi] borrows elements from old-fashioned clue-puzzle mysteries to provide a breathtakingly suspenseful thriller.
Michel Bussi's AFTER THE CRASH will keep you solidly gripped for its total duration. [The] provocative premise - and its aftermath in the present set in motion a truly compelling tale by the talented Michel Bussi, a writer who well knows exactly how to keep the reader turning page after page even when it's past time to turn out that bedside lamp.
'A compulsive page turner.'
Riveting! Bussi spins psychological suspense at its finest with this consuming tale of one child, two families, and the dark secrets that define us all. Clear your schedule; this book is worth it!
This is one of the most compulsively readable mystery novels of the year, a great premise thrillingly explored.
Michel Bussi grabs your attention straight away, and keeps it, with great twists, in what is a very good translation by the English writer Sam Taylor.
After the Crash is a jolt to the senses and a jolt to the heart - both rollicking and labyrinthine, both wildly propulsive and yet rich with grand drama, and with a cast of characters - particularly its sumptuously powerful women - you won't forget