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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Camille by Pierre Lemaitre

3.8 out of 5 stars -- A complex case brings a rather unsatisfying conclusion to the trilogy that features Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven.

Camille has finally allowed a woman into his life after spending years trying to recover from his wife's brutal murder. Anne Forestier is his secret -- Camille is not ready to take the relationship to the next step or make it public -- but they are growing closer. Suddenly, Camille is ripped back into a personal nightmare when Anne is savagely assaulted during the commission of a robbery. She barely survives, and even while in hospital, an attempt by an intruder to finish the job and kill her is narrowly prevented. Camille takes her to his own home to recover, but it seems that this robber has a more personal vendetta and the case seems about more than a burglary gone bad. Is Camille the real target, and why is this relentless killer so determined to get to Anne?

Tying up a trilogy is never an easy feat -- especially when the first two (IRENE and ALEX) were so amazing. I love the way the author weaves a very complicated web and then pulls it apart little by little. I did enjoy this book, and love its eponymous hero who is unique, quirky and a very well-developed character whom I've grown attached to. I hate to say goodbye to Camille and hope the author will take him in another direction.

I recommend the series to anyone who loves a great thriller. In order then:
1) Irene
2) Alex
3) Camille

And they MUST be read in the proper order!  Enjoy!

Thank you to NetGalley and Quercus Books for the e-book ARC to review.

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