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Author Frédérique Molay
September 16 – October 5
Crossing The Line
[police procedural / thriller]
(translated by Anne TRAGER)
Release date: September 23, 2014
at Le French Book
It’s Christmas in Paris and Chief of Police Nico Sirsky has an uneasy feeling that something is very wrong with the case he’s investigating. He and his team of crack homicide detectives follow the clues from an apparent suicide, to an apparent accident, to an all-out murder as an intricate machination starts breaking down. Just how far can despair push a man? How clear is the line between good and evil? [provided by the publisher]
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Called, “the French Michael Connelly,” Frédérique Molay graduated from France’s prestigious Science Po
and began her career in politics and the French administration.
She worked as chief of staff for the deputy mayor of Saint-Germain-en-Laye,
and then was elected to the local government in Saône-et-Loire.
Meanwhile, she spent her nights pursing a passion for writing she had nourished since she wrote her first novel at the age of eleven.
The first in the Paris Homicide series, The 7th Woman,
won France’s most prestigious crime fiction award and went on to become an international bestseller,
allowing Molay to dedicate her life to writing and raising her three children.
Along with the developing story lines, Molay has come up with a delightfully gruesome and intriguing murder… I have to give this book five stars!!
Interesting twists and bizarre clues along the way will make you want to devour the book as quickly as possible, but this is no superficial action-filled thriller. If you like crime fiction with heart and more subtle thought (and not always a fully wrapped-up parcel of an ending), Frédérique Molay is an author you will enjoy.
The impeccable details, well developed characters and a stellar narrative all create a suspenseful thrilling series. Molay certainly demonstrates her gift of riveting authorship… Well presented all the way around, no surprise it’s not immune to acclaim in France, excellent.
With this discovery I was completely drawn into the story and the series of events unfold quickly with more puzzles for Nico Sirsky and us. One mystery leading to another and finally the solution… It is a fast read. I finished it in a couple of sittings. Interesting Police procedural. Looking forward to other Nico Sirsky books.
Too many crime writers get caught up in overdoing the dry details of terminology and technology used in forensics departments, but here we have descriptive, beautiful details about settings, personalities, relationships – everything.
Honest and gritty descriptions are not always for the faint of heart, and for readers who enjoy procedurals, this mystery will keep them satisfied. Most certainly a read in one sitting title, but I did need the lights on later.
Crossing the Line was an enjoyable read that kept me on my toes! I look forward to picking up the first book in this series and The City of Blood which comes out January 18th, 2015! If you want to read a great mystery book that isn’t extremely predictable than I suggest picking this up!
Molay is a very good writer. She knows how to keep the readers anticipating and intrigued with the mystery.
The connections between characters and to the finale were artfully done, subtle enough that it kept me guessing. I love mystery novels where it isn’t obvious who the villain is, or how/why they’ve done what they’ve done.
I’m looking forward to the next in the series, and hope that Le French Book will continue to put out these fantastic translations.
With her most amazing creativity making your hair stand on end, the famous French writer Frédérique Molay delivers an outstanding thriller that will captivate you from end to finish. Follow the expertise of multiple actors to figure out who did what to whom and why. Surprise guaranteed!