After the Crash by Michel Bussi

By Michel Bussi

Hailed as "a novel so striking that it jogged my memory of interpreting Stieg Larsson for the first actual time" (Sunday instances, UK), a near-million replica bestseller in Europe--centered on a sad airplane crash within the Alps and the secret surrounding its simply survivor, an little one girl.

A evening flight from Istanbul sure for Paris, jam-packed with 169 vacation tourists, plummets into the Swiss Alps. the only survivor is a three-month-old girl--thrown from the aircraft onto the snowy mountainside sooner than hearth rages throughout the plane. yet babies have been on board. Is the miracle child Lyse-Rose or Emilie? either households leap forward to say the child--one terrible, one robust, prosperous, and dangerous.

Filled with scrumptious twists and riveting mental suspense, After the Crash is an electrifying tale of a two-decade secret, mystery love, and murder--perfect for the readers who swarmed to Stieg Larsson, long past lady, and the lady at the educate.

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But she closed the book and put it back. This is how Nick got involved. It piqued his interest. We all started working on the photos together. Liv got paid to produce the actual index; Nick and I just helped because we all liked being together. Nick rented a room from a family in a town house on the east side of town, near the big shopping mall. The father was a lecturer in mathematics, the mom was a journalist, and the two girls, eight and ten years old, went to Perse Girls, an elite day school.

I did that duck-the-head-shyly thing, to show I was both modest and delighted. “Come on,” Nick said, tugging my arm. He pulled me past the plesiosaur and iguanodon skeletons and unlocked a stairwell. He prodded the button to call the elevator. When the thing came it had one of those old iron grilles, which he shoved aside for entry. He pressed me against the back wall of the box and kissed me. I didn’t see him again, even though he wasn’t yet gone. We avoided each other. Of course we did. I’d made an idiot of myself.

It wasn’t the way she talked that gave away her nationality. She hadn’t even spoken yet. It was that she sat cross-legged on the floor in a public place. British people don’t do that. She was sketching an empty windowsill inside the Fitzwilliam Museum. I was above, surrounded by paintings of elaborate flower arrangements. She was below, on the middle landing of a fancy staircase, with two sets of steps going up on either side and another set heading down between them. She caught me looking at her drawing, and quickly hugged her sketchbook to her chest.

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