Sophie Duguet is losing her grip. Haunted by visions from her past of her loving husband, who committed suicide after a car accident.
One morning she wakes to find Leo, the child in her care, strangled in his bed by Sophie's own shoelaces. She can remember nothing of the night before. Could she really have killed him? She flees in panic, but this only cements her guilt in the eyes of the law.
Not long afterwards it happens again - she wakes with blood on her hands, with no memory of the murder committed. Just what is it that comes over Sophie when she sleeps? And what else might she be capable of?
Wanted by the police and desperate to change her identity, Sophie decides to find a man to marry. To have and to hold. For better or for worse. Till death do they part....
©2016 Editions Albin Michel (P)2016 W.F. Howes
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Having listened to all of his previous books, I was surprised at what seemed a slow and predictable start. It was so unlike his other stories that I thought there had to be more to it so I kept listening. So very glad I did. It takes on a fantastic twist and is in true Pierre Lemaitre style. Wonderful.
This psychological thriller is the fourth Pierre Lemaitre book that I have 'read'. Blood Wedding is a well orchestrated well crafted story, sometimes horrific and bloody, and full of evil. I cannot give it 5 stars simply because, although very good, it does not match his book Alex. I suggest you read Irene and Alex first and if this gives you an appetite for this author, then you will want to read this too (although they are unrelated).
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