One year after the events depicted in Mathilde ne dit rien, Place carrée goes into lockdown. Without means or resources, residents band together or split apart. Among them is Laura, a nurse having an affair with a married woman named Marion. And there’s Tonio, a small-time ecstasy dealer who wants to move up in the local mob. Laura and Tonio don’t know each other, but a kilo of heroin from Belgium is about to change both their lives.
The second installment in the Chroniques de la place carrée, Héroïne is an addictive and unsparing novel of bad decisions and poor choices, where the tension rises, stoked by a relentless parallel edit.