The Messenger

The Messenger

Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 30/03/2023
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Rosamund Lupton meets Lupinin this accomplished debut from an eclectic, cut-throat new voice in thriller writing.**DON'T MISS MEGAN DAVIS' NEXT THRILLER, BAY OF THIEVES. AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW**'A sleek, sinister debut'WOMAN'S OWN 'A strong, twisting, literary journey of revelation and redemption. Five stars' JANICE HALLETT 'An intelligent, gripping and stylish literary thriller - I couldn't put it down. Megan Davis is a major new talent' SOPHIE HANNAH 'A sharply written, clever and classy thrill-ride through the streets of Paris' CHRIS WHITAKERA crime he didn't commit. A truth he must deliver.Wealthy and privileged, Alex has an easy path to success in the Parisian elite his father mingles with. But the two have never seen eye to eye. Desperate to escape the increasingly suffocating atmosphere of their apartment, Alex seeks freedom on the streets of Paris where his new-found friend Sami teaches him how to survive. But everything has a price - and one night of rebellion changes their lives forever.A simple plan to steal money takes a sinister turn when Alex's father is found dead. Despite protesting their innocence, both boys are imprisoned for murder. Seven years later Alex is released from prison with a single purpose: to discover who really killed his father. Yet as he searches for answers and atones for the sins of his past, Alex uncovers a disturbing truth with far-reaching consequences.Playing out against a backdrop of corruption, fake news and civil unrest, The Messenger exposes the gritty reality of a changing city through one son's journey to redemption and the truth. 'Megan Davis's electric, suspenseful and stunning evocation of contemporary Paris is unforgettable' ELIZABETH MACNEAL'A well-written, intriguing novel with an excellent sense of place' KAMILA SHAMSIE 'Compelling ... A deft blend of murder mystery, political intrigue and family secrets' DOMINIC NOLAN

  • Publisher: Zaffre
  • ISBN: 9781838778576
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 685g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 39 mm

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The Messenger
Sophisticated and clever
A sophisticated and clever thriller full of psychological intrigue, capturing a complex and nuanced father-son relationship. Throw in a perfectly rendered ... READ MORE
gemma reeves
The Messenger
The Mess ever by Megan Davies
The Messenger by Megan Davies is a dark, convoluted story of Paris and a young boy,Alex Giraud. He is accused of killing his father alongside his friend Sa... READ MORE
Christine Rennie
The Messenger
Dark Side of the City of Light
The Messenger by Megan Davis is a twisty and dark tale set in Paris and as well as a murder mystery exposes the seamier side of the City of Light and it's... READ MORE
David Blendell
The Messenger
Stylish and suspenseful
The Messenger is a novel by Megan Davis that reveals itself layer by layer, much like the gradual peeling of an onion. Along the way, there are red herring... READ MORE
Farah Ghuznavi
The Messenger
A character led thriller set in the seamier streets of Paris
A young man in Paris, freed after serving seven years for a crime he did not commit, sets out to discover the truth about his murdered father., and uncover... READ MORE
Karen Byrom
The Messenger
A convicted murderer revisits his crime
A teenage boy rebelling against his father and anxious to be accepted by his peers enters the refugee camps of outer Paris to score drugs. He engages with... READ MORE
Aidan Dunn
The Messenger
The Messenger
This book gripped me from the first moment, I couldn't put it down for the three days it took me to read it, and afterwards felt that post-good book combin... READ MORE
Harriet Ware-Austin
The Messenger
A memorable read
Megan Davis's incredibly assured debut grips, entertains and informs throughout. A simmering, Houellebecquian Paris is brilliantly evoked as are the charac... READ MORE
Nick Castrapellis
The Messenger
Paris Outside In
Enough of the rom coms, the soft-edged biographies of the left bank literati and the gastronomic fantasies. Here is a book that actually delivers on moder... READ MORE
Ed Cunningham
The Messenger
Fast paced thriller with complex unpredictable plot
This was an exciting read, travelling through Paris, tense to find out what happens next. Alex was an interesting character, a teenager, an outsider, Frenc... READ MORE
danielle rowe
The Messenger
standout read
This is a wonderfully and at times thought provoking read, the kind of book which you just fall into and immerse yourself in what is to follow. A strong n... READ MORE
Andy  wormald
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Truly gripping
An elegant thriller that gets under the skin of the other side of Paris. Intrigue runs deep as Davis keeps you hooked to the very last page.
Alice Ives
The Messenger
Slow burn to a gripping finale
You know those books where, to begin with, it feels a bit like you’re sitting quietly on a platform waiting for a train to come along and take you on a jou... READ MORE
Farmer Giles
The Messenger
Dark and intense
There’s a lot to like in Megan Davis’ The Messenger. It’s a strong story that pulls no punches in its depiction of violence, sex and the backdrop of povert... READ MORE
Mary Picken
The Messenger
I really really enjoyed this book, I loved the time line of Eddy and Alex. It was a great read and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending it to all my frien... READ MORE
Laura Jayne Breed