The Lost and the Damned

The Lost and the Damned

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 11/11/2021
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"Slick, sick and not for the faint-hearted. It will make you cry out (for more)" - Mark Sanderson, The Times "Exhilarating . . . This is not conventional crime" Barry Forshaw, Independent Introducing Olivier Norek: Former police officer, writer on Spiral and an award-winning, million-copy bestseller. A corpse that wakes up during the autopsy. A case of spontaneous human combustion. There is little by the way of violent crime that Capitaine Victor Coste has not encountered in his fifteen years policing France's most notorious suburb ­- but nothing like this. As he struggles to find a link between the cases, he receives a pair of anonymous letters highlighting the fates of two women whose deaths were never explained - two more blurred faces among the ranks of the lost and the damned. Why were their murders not investigated? Coste is not the only one asking that question. Someone out there believes justice is best served on a cold mortuary slab. What readers are saying about The Lost and the Damned You can see the similarities with the TV series Spiral, which can only be a major positive! A hard hitting and gritty French crime read that makes an impact. A great thriller, sardonic, humorous, dark. I loved this book. Well written and had an authentic feel to it. A complete page turner. Translated from the French by Nick Caistor

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780857059642
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 214g
  • Dimensions: 194 x 126 x 24 mm

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The Lost and the Damned
Gritty Parisian Police Story
The Lost and the Damned is the first crime thriller by Olivier Norek to be translated into English...........and after finishing it I hope there are many,m... READ MORE
David Blendell
The Lost and the Damned
*4.5 stars * It’s plain to see that French author Olivier Norek, draws on his experience as a lieutenant in the Police Judiciaire du 93, (a very tough Par... READ MORE
Maureen Ellis
The Lost and the Damned
Tough, gritty and excellent but not for the faint-hearted!
This is a fast paced, tough and gritty police procedural novel set in the notorious northern suburb of Paris, Seine-Saint Denis, which is vividly portrayed... READ MORE
Deborah Small