Author(s): Vigan, Delphine de,
Date of Publication: 09/01/2020,
Pagination: 192 pages,
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC,
Published By: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC,
Book Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fiction in translation
What happens when adults are as lost as the children they're supposed to be protecting?
Thirteen-year-old Theo and his friend Mathis have a secret.
Their teacher, Helene, suspects something is not right with Theo and becomes obsessed with rescuing him, casting aside her professionalism to the point of no return.
Cecile, mother of Mathis, discovers something horrifying on her husband's computer that makes her question whether she has ever truly known him.
Respectable facades are peeled away as the four stories wind tighter and tighter together, pulling into a lean and darkly gripping novel of loneliness, lies and loyalties.