About the Author
Michel Bussi is the author of the bestsellers AFTER THE CRASH and BLACK WATER LILIES, both of which were Waterstones Thriller of the Month. In France, where he has published ten novels, he is the second bestselling author overall, with over a million novels sold in 2016 alone, and he has won over sixteen literary awards. When not writing fiction, he is a Professor of Geography at the University of Rouen.
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.
-- Joan Smith * Sunday Times *
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. * Sunday Mirror *
A richly satisfying story...a hugely enjoyable ride. * Irish Independent *
Thriller of the Month * Good Housekeeping *
...an original voice... he [Bussi] borrows elements from old-fashioned clue-puzzle mysteries to provide a breathtakingly suspenseful thriller. * Tn2 Magazine *
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. * Barry Forshaw *
'A compulsive page turner.' * Maxim Jakubowski, LoveReading.co.uk *
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! -- Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Crash & Burn and Find Her
This is one of the most compulsively readable mystery novels of the year, a great premise thrillingly explored. * MORNING STAR *
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. * EVENING STANDARD *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 -- Megan Abbott, author of The Fever