Time is a Killer

Time is a Killer

‘One of France’s most ingenious crime writers’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘Bussi breaks every rule in the book’ JOAN SMITH

It is summer 1989 and fifteen-year-old Clotilde is on holiday with her parents in Corsica. On a twisty mountain road, their car comes off at a curve and plunges into a ravine. Only Clotilde survives.

Twenty-seven years later, she returns to Corsica with her husband and their sulky teenage daughter. Clotilde wants the trip to do two things – to help exorcise her past, and to build a bridge between her and her daughter. But in the very place where she spent that summer all those years ago, she receives a letter. From her mother. As if she were still alive.

As fragments of memory come back, Clotilde begins to question the past. And yet it all seems impossible – she saw the corpses of her mother, her father, her brother. She has lived with their ghosts. But then who sent this letter – and why?

‘Combines an extraordinarily inventive plot with characters haunted by long ago events’ SUNDAY TIMES CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fiction: Special Features / Fiction In Translation

On Sale: 5th April 2018

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9781474606707

Reviews

27 years after a horrendous crash that killed her parents and brother, Clotilde returns to Corsica with her own family - where she receives a letter from mother mother, as it she were still alive today.
GRAZIA
combines an extraordinarily inventive plot with characters haunted by long-ago events - and demonstrates why he has such a hold on readers.
SUNDAY TIMES