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A Song for Drowned Souls

A Song for Drowned Souls

They find the boy by the swimming pool, dolls floating on its surface.
Inside the house, his teacher lies dead.

But he claims to remember nothing…

Marsac is a quiet town in the Pyrenees, best known for its elite university. But when one of its professors is murdered, it becomes clear that the tranquil surface is a lie.
The chief suspect is the son of Commandant Servaz’s university sweetheart; and when she implores him to investigate, he cannot refuse.
To close the case, Servaz must delve into his own past and re-open old and terrible wounds. It will be his most dangerous – and his most personal – investigation yet.
A Song for Drowned Souls is the new novel by international bestseller Bernard Minier, author of The Frozen Dead, which was selected by The Sunday Times as one of the best crime novels in recent years.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 2nd July 2015

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781444732306


These gothic horrors, reminiscent of an old back-and-white film - insane killers and sinister nursing staff - made Bernard Minier's The Frozen Dead a huge seller in France, and it's a thrilling read.
Sunday Times
A terrific thriller that will keep you up long past your bedtime. The French Pyrenees make a wonderfully atmospheric setting for this complex story of past crimes, madness and revenge. Servaz and Ziegler are a fascinating cop duo, and I hope to see more of them in the future. Excellent.
Peter Robinson, author of the DCI Banks series
Minier delivers yet another absorbing thriller that will keep readers guessing until the final shocking pages. Set in southern France, this satisfying read will entice fans of dark, gritty Scandinavian thrillers who will find Martin Servaz reminiscent of Jo Nesbø's Harry Hole
Library Journal
This densely written and very atmospheric thriller is Minier's first novel. It has been a bestseller in France and, in this well-translated English edition, deserves to be one here
Literary Review
You'll find you cannot stop imbibing this vintage crime thriller
Bernard Minier's second novel A SONG FOR DROWNED SOULS confirms his status in the forefront of crime fiction's French renaissance...A gripping read
The Times
Over the past few years, France has produced some of Europe's most striking and original crime novelists. Bernard Minier is up there with the best
Sunday Times, crime book of the month
Two years ago I reviewed Minier's debut crime novel, The Frozen Dead, which was quite exceptional. This, his second, is every bit its equal...The sense of creeping dread is viciously sharp and painful
Daily Mail
With a villain possessing the intelligence of Thomas Harris's immortal Hannibal Lecter, this is great story-telling, with a creeping sense of dread that would not disgrace Stephen King at his best.
Daily Mail
Shows his mastery of the creepy set-up...The Russian nesting doll of a plot is perfectly executed and delivers two genuine gut punches at the end.
Publishers Weekly