One Deadly Summer

One Deadly Summer

by Sébastien Japrisot

Translated by Alan Sheridan

Edited by Aitken Jane

Published by: Gallic Books Limited

280 pages, 5.00 x 7.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781910477502
  • Published: August 2018


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‘Japrisot is the most welcome talent since the early Simenons’ New York Times

Car mechanic Fiorimond is irresistibly drawn to beautiful, provocative Elle, a recent arrival in his sleepy Provence village. Their relationship develops quickly, but even as they make plans to marry, Fiorimond doesn't know what to make of his bride-to-be: is she an enigma or simply vacuous? In fact the troubled Elle is on a mission to exact revenge on Fiorimond's family for a crime committed decades earlier, with a plan that will ultimately destroy all their lives, including hers. Set in the 1970s, and available in English again for the first time in many years, this is a true classic of French suspense. It has everything: stylish writing, clever construction, an unforgettable leading lady, and most importantly leaves the reader guessing until the very last page. In the 1980s it was turned into a successful film with Isabelle Adjani.