Sophie Loubière

Cinq cartes brûlées

Five Burnt Cards

January 16, 2020
Thriller
352 pages
141 × 211 mm
17,90 €
9782265143968
978-2-2651-4396-8
Sophie Loubière, Cinq cartes brûlées
Sophie Loubière, Cinq cartes brûlées

A news story in a newspaper. A woman in a swimming pool. A hotel lost at the end of the road.
A small casino in the heart of summer and the Cantal. The burning water of a fountain... How chance made the destiny of a book.

Laurence Graissac grew up alongside her brother, Thierry, who always takes a malicious pleasure in harassing and humiliating her. From the sinister pavilion of her childhood in Saint-Flour, she keeps raw wounds as signs of a life swept by fate. But Laurence has every intention of becoming the woman she never allowed herself to be, whatever the price she has to pay. The day the discreet Dr. Bashert, a gambling addict, crosses her path, the situation could finally change...

A psychological thriller of rare intensity, Five Burnt Cards will plunge you into the heart of mental manipulation.

The author

From her work as a journalist and producer (France Inter, France Info), Sophie Loubière has kept rigor, curiosity, and a need to inform, to press where it hurts. Author of 11 novels, collections of short stories and numerous audio fictions, she explores the depths of the human soul, through the prism of real facts or her own experience, and blurs the codes of the detective genre. In 2011, the success of The Stone Boy, awarded several times, earned her international recognition. His success was confirmed in 2020 with Cinq Cartes brûlées Cinq cartes brûlées, which won three literary awards, including the Landerneau polar.

January 16, 2020
Thriller
352 pages
141 × 211 mm
17,90 €
9782265143968
978-2-2651-4396-8