The Double Mother

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World Noir
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5.2 X 8.2 X 1.4 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Michel Bussi is a professor of geopolitics and one of France's bestselling authors. His novels have been published in 35 different countries. He is also the author of After the Crash (Hachette, 2016) and Black Water Lilies (Hachette, 2017), and Time Is a Killer (Europa, 2018).

Sam Taylor is the translator of HHhH, by Laurent Binet, and the author of the novels The Island at the End of the World, The Amnesiac, and The Republic of Trees. He lives in France and the United States.


Praise for The Double Mother

"Bussi multiplies the red herrings, tangles the plot strings, plays with illusions and subterfuge. He is the master of the trompe-l'oeil novel." --ELLE

"Bussi is back, with his breathless style, to give us something to chew over." --Le Point

Praise for Michel Bussi

"Michel Bussi is one of France's most ingenious crime writers." --The Sunday Times on Don't Let Go

"A work of genius befitting the masterpiece by Monet at its heart....Bussi cleverly breaks all the perceived rules of plotting in a story containing riddles within riddles.... But every loose thread is meshed neatly together in the final pages until the jaw-dropping big reveal at the end. The result is simply stunning." --Daily Express on Black Water Lilies

"[A] dazzling, unexpected, and haunting masterpiece." --The Daily Mail on Black Water Lilies

"Riveting! Bussi spins psychological suspense at its finest with this consuming tale of one child, two families, and the dark secrets that define us all. Clear your schedule; this book is worth it!" ―Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Crash & Burn and Find Her on After the Crash

"After the Crash is a jolt to the senses and a jolt to the heart--both rollicking and labyrinthine, both wildly propulsive and yet rich with grand drama, and with a cast of characters--particularly its sumptuously powerful women--you won't forget." ―Megan Abbott, author of You Will Know Me

"After the Crash opens with a wrenching scene that will serve as the mystery's terrifically compelling central conceit . . . sit back and go along for the ride . . . Bussi's tucked a lot of enjoyable--and enjoyably surprising--pieces into his puzzle." ―Boston Globe

"This fascinating tale of intrigue and murder delves into complicated family bonds as it builds to a surprising and shocking conclusion." --Publishers Weekly on After the Crash

"Fast-paced and action-packed, this thriller is adrenaline pumping. Bussi offers a smart, complex mystery with plenty of plausible twists and surprises . . . An engrossing story that's almost impossible to put down." --Shelf Awareness on After the Crash

"A well-constructed literary thriller with a strong sense of place and deep understanding of human nature." --Kirkus Reviews on Time is a Killer

"Bathed in the perfumes and flavors of Corsica [...] Time is a Killer will be read with bated breath until the final twist!" --Le Magazine des Livres

"Michel Bussi's psychological crime novels are beyond masterful." --Le Figaro on Time is a Killer