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Alex (Camille Verhœven #2)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  9,370 Ratings  ·  1,504 Reviews
Qui connaît vraiment Alex? Elle est belle. Excitante. Est-ce pour cela qu'on l'a enlevée, séquestrée, livrée à l'inimaginable? Mais quand la police découvre enfin sa prison, Alex a disparu. Alex, plus intelligente que son bourreau. Alex qui ne pardonne rien, qui n'oublie rien, ni personne.

Un thriller glaçant qui jongle avec les codes de la folie meurtrière, une mécanique
Paperback, 400 pages
Published 2011 by Albin Michel
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Janet Joy
Jun 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I did not like the beginning because I am squeamish. It was ugly. Raw and very Frightening.
I continued and was rewarded with the start of an ingenious puzzle. A layered plot is so delicious and this was extremely satisfying and addictive.
One starts with pitying the woman & fearing for her : twist: pitying the men and fearing for them : twist : understanding the woman through those who knew her : pitying her : twist : cheering for her.
It is brilliant in th
Carl Ingebretsen
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I am ecstatic right now. Damn near in shock. I have just experienced the thrill of reading what I am going to hold as one of the best crime novels I have ever read. In other words;



But seriously, I cannot get over how terrific, how amazing, this novel really is. Written in present tense (DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEA HOW RARE THIS IS?!), in third person, the prose is sometimes bizarre and always slightly different to read. It is
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in a trilogy. The first, Irene, I gave 4 stars; this book gets 5 stars.

You can probably tell from the title that this book is about Alex. Alex was put into a horrific situation from which...oh, rats, I can't tell you that. Then the story turns 180° when it turns out Alex is...oops, I can't tell you that, either. And finally, Alex... Well, I give up. You have to read the book. There's nothing I can tell you, except this was an emotional roller coaster and I loved the ride!
Jul 24, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If I may be so bold, I’d like to begin at the end and say there’s definitely a “disturbance in the creative force.”—thanks Amanda Or at least that was my first thought after completing this novel.

If I didn’t want to embrace books with a warm hug and proceed to shove them out into the world by talking about them, promoting them, and engaging in lively discussions with informed readers across the space and time continuum for the rest of my life without fail, I could very easily just write ALEX off
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Εδώ και λίγο καιρό ήθελα να βρω ένα βιβλίο που θα διαβάζεται γρήγορα χωρίς να γίνεται κουραστικό, με καλή και έξυπνη υπόθεση, με συμπαθητικούς χαρακτήρες και ανατροπές. Ε λοιπόν, όλα αυτά υπάρχουν σε αυτό το βιβλίο!

Όσο περνάνε οι σελίδες, οι ανατροπές διαδέχονται η μία την άλλη. Ποιος είναι ποιος? Από τη μία συμπάσχεις με κάποιους χαρακτήρες και από την άλλη τους καταριέσαι. Αλλά σε κάθε σελίδα τα πάντα αλλάζουν. Μέχρι και το τέλος υπάρχουν ανατροπές.

Γενικά είναι ένα πολύ έξυπνο βιβλίο που ξεφε
Michael Kotsarinis
Είχα καιρό να διαβάσω τόσο καλογραμμένο (και χορταστικό) αστυνομικό που συνδυάζει τη σύγχρονη γραφή με τις αρετές του κλασσικού. Ένα βιβλίο που ξεκινάει αργά και προβλέψιμα θα έλεγε κανείς για το είδος και στη συνέχεια επιταχύνει με τη μια ανατροπή να ακολουθεί την άλλη μέχρι το ευρηματικό και συνεπέστατο τέλος. Το βιβλίο μου άρεσε ιδιαίτερα καθώς ο Pierre Lemaitre αποδεικνύει ότι μπορεί να γράψει κανείς ένα σύγχρονο αστυνομικό και να ψυχογραφήσει τους ήρωές του με τα προβλήματά τους χωρίς να χα ...more
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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When I first received this book, I was not sure if I would enjoy it so I put it off time and time again. I have read a few Crime Thrillers before and enjoyed them but they were not my thing. So imagine my surprise when this book turned out to not only be my favourite for the year. It's one of the most cleverly written books that I have read in a long time.

Written almost in a movie script style; I am not sure if that is the intention of the author or whethe
Sep 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every so often a crime thriller comes along that leaves you breathless and takes you on a disturbing journey into the darkest recesses of human experience- ‘Alex’ is one such book and you are guaranteed a tale of the unexpected from start to finish. Don’t expect any spoilers or dwelling on the plot from me, as I want you all to be as surprised by this twisty tale as I was, but all I will say is, you are in for more than one shock or two along the way. Intriguing huh?

The book opens innocuously en
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an absolutely first class crime novel. It is a real page-turner, and I had great trouble putting it down before reaching the clever ending. I rate it 4.5 ★s

Within the crime fiction genre, I prefer the police procedural and/or forensic science formats. That’s because I love guessing ’Whodunnit?’ So I enjoy best those novels that drop little clues into the narrative - doesn’t matter if they are false clues or red herrings, because it is all about solving the mystery. With its principal cri
Πάνος Τουρλής
Άντρας απάγει γυναίκα και την κλείνει σε ένα κλουβί, αφήνοντάς τη βορά στους αρουραίους. Ποιος είναι και γιατί τη διάλεξε; Γιατί δεν την κακοποιεί; Γιατί δε ζητάει λύτρα; Κι αν όλα αλλάξουν από τη μια στιγμή στην άλλη και το θύμα γίνει θύτης; Ποια είναι αυτή η Αλέξ; Και γιατί δεν μπορεί να την εντοπίσει ο αστυνόμος Βεροβέν;

Ήταν ένα από τα δυνατότερα σε ένταση και περιγραφές αστυνομικά μυθιστορήματα, με έναν διαφορετικό, βραχύσωμο αστυνόμο, τον Καμίγ Βεροβέν, που όσο μπόι του λείπει, τόσο μυαλό έ
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2015 Reading Chal...: Alex by Pierre Lemaitre 1 23 Feb 28, 2015 04:36PM  
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Pierre Lemaitre is a French novelist and screenwriter.

Awards: Prix du premier roman du Festival de Cognac 2006 pour Travail soigné - Prix Le Point du polar européen pour Cadres Noirs - Meilleur polar francophone 2009 au Salon de Montigny pour Robe de marié.
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