Benoît Séverac

Tuer le fils

Kill the Son

February 6, 2020
Novel
288 pages
140 × 200 mm
18,90 €
9782358876070
978-2-3588-7607-0
																Benoît Séverac, Tuer le fils
																Benoît Séverac, Tuer le fils

Behind the crime setting, this new novel by Benoît Séverac tells us about the sums of courage and challenges, renunciations and unspoken words that unite a father and his son both seeking to know what it is to be a man.

Matthieu Fabas killed because he wanted to prove he was a man. A pointless murder, just so his father would stop treating him like a nobody. Verdict, 15 years in prison. The day after his release, Matthieu’s father is murdered and the culprit seems very likely. But why would Matthieu sacrifice his life again? For Inspector Cérisol in charge of the investigation and for his men, it does not fit. It remains to plunge into the story of these two men, father and son, to understand their terrible relationship.

The author

Benoît Séverac, born in 1966, grew up at the foot of the Pyrenees and became a Toulouse native at the age of 18. He has been in turn guitarist-singer, actor, seasonal farm worker, ewe keeper, restorer of funeral monuments, seller of luxury regional products and “furnished” rooms for big Japanese clients, judo teacher, photographer in the air force, waiter, clarinettist in a jazz big band and then co-founder of a rock-latino-jazz band. Today he teaches English. He publishes both novels for adults and children’s literature.

Press

“An exceptional crime fiction: rhythm and relentless suspense.”

François Busnel, La Grande Librairie.
February 6, 2020
Novel
288 pages
140 × 200 mm
18,90 €
9782358876070
978-2-3588-7607-0