The Adversary

The Adversary: A True Story of Monstrous Deception

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 06/07/2017
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The Adversary
Difficult to define but brilliant to read!
This reads like really well written literary fiction with a postmodern bent, which, when considering it details a true crime, makes it all the more compell... READ MORE
Saff at Oxford
The Adversary
When you see that a book is being described as literature/true crime you can be a little bit suspicious, but The Adversary fully loves up to this. This is ... READ MORE
Helen at Scarborough
The Adversary
Truly Shocking
The Adversary tells the tale of Jean Claude Romand, respected doctor and researcher, liver of a double life, and murderer of his family. Less an exposé of ... READ MORE
Emily at Lancaster King Street


On the Saturday Morning of January 9, 1993, while Jean Claude Romand was killing his wife and children, I was in a parent-teacher meeting... With these chilling first words, acclaimed master of psychological suspense Emmanuel Carrere begins his exploration of the double life of a respectable doctor, eighteen years of lies, five murders, and the extremes to which ordinary people can go.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784705800
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 140g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 20 mm

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The Adversary
Incredible, Shocking and Mind-Boggling
I'm obsessed with true crime novels. There, I said it. I just find them so fascinating, especially when you find a book about a crime / criminal you've nev... READ MORE
Zuky the BookBum
The Adversary
For 'literary' true crime fans...
With a subtle and thoughtful grace, that mirrors Emmanuel Carrere’s dual style as a writer of high quality literary fiction, he presents a tale revolving ... READ MORE
The Adversary
Verbose and boring
How did a celebrated writer produce such turgid guff from such rich material? If only this story had been in the hands of someone more adept with handling... READ MORE
Ian C
The Adversary
The Adversary is an interpretation of the name Satan, and this is where the writer gets the title of the book from, as the acts and behaviour of Jean-Claud... READ MORE
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