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2013 28 Jun


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„It enthrals at every stage of its unpredictability. Grippingly original.“ The Times

„A weaver of dark and disturbing crime fiction … Lemaitre brings his stinging, bitter story to a genuinely unexpected conclusion.“ Daily Mail

„The book moves from read-as-fast-as-you-can horror to an intricately plotted race to a dark truth.“ Observer

„Hailed as the most important crime novel in translation since Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Alex similarly features as an intriguingly flawed feminist heroine bent on vengeance, and will likely prove a sensation of the crime fiction year.“ The Irish Times

„A beguiling series of investigations linked only by Alex, a Parisian version of Lisbeth Salander.“ Sunday Times

„Every so often a crime novel comes along that creates a remarkable buzz … a truly thrilling command of language.“ Good Book Guide

„Exhilarating, literary, Hitchcockian.“ Le Monde magazine

„An absolute gem … wonderfully dark, scary, mad, bad and dangerous to know, but just far too good to miss.“ Raven Crime Reads

„A spectacular plot twist and the tension, along with the body count, mounts ever higher – an invigoratingly scary, one-sitting read.“ Guardian


In Deutschland fiel unser derzeitiger „thriller of the month“ in der Kritik weitgehend durch. Vielleicht hat man sich von dem trashigen Umschlagcover und dem kalkulierten Titel abschrecken lassen. Tatsächlich ist Pierre Lemaitres „Alex“ (hierzulande, bei Ullstein, vermarktet unter dem Titel „Ich will dich sterben sehen“) ein exzellenter Thriller, noch dazu sehr gut übersetzt. 

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