Borrow
Buy

Don't Let Go

by Michel Bussi

This fast-paced psychological thriller, with its clever ticking-clock technique, builds the tension to the very end. Set on the Island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, it reads like Scandi Noir in a tropical paradise, pulsating with atmosphere and local colour. Against a rich cultural history and background of racial tensions, the mystery of a missing tourist will have you questioning every motive and suspecting every character.

Extract

5.21pm
Again it is Margaux who cracks.
‘Martial left the garden fifteen minutes after Liane went up. Discreetly. Everyone was sleeping in their deckchairs. I was alone in the pool doing lengths. He probably thought no one saw him go. He came back half an hour later and stayed with us for about twenty minutes before going up again, openly this time’...
‘Are you sure?’
‘Certain. At first, I thought he was meeting his wife for a ... debauched siesta, let’s say ... and I thought to myself how lucky she was.’
Take that, lawyer! A solid blow from the right.
‘Then, as time went on, I thought, gosh, she really is lucky.’
A good left hook.
‘But you see my darling, in reality she wasn’t very lucky, was she?’
The lawyer ducks and dives, then unleashes an uppercut.
His wife’s eyes cloud over suddenly. Almost sincere, she asks:
‘Lieutenant, do you really think Martial killed his wife and that ... um native?
Be careful, my lovely, you’re skating on thin ice there. Never, ever use that word on the island. Your lawyer husband can explain it better than I can. Maybe you’re getting what you deserve in bed, after all.



Translated by Sam Taylor

Parallels

The Honeymoon by Tina Seskis
Into the Blue by Robert Goddard
 

Read Extract

Books with similar rating

Borrow

1. Select UK region:

Not in the UK?

Scotland Norther Ireland North East of England North West of England Yorkshire and the Humber Wales West Midlands East Midlands East of England London South West of England South East of England

Sign in

 
Email:
 
Password:

Whichbook Sign Up

Enter your email address to get started:

First name:
Last name:
Password:
Confirm password:

Alerts

Email alerts are only available for registered users.