French title : Il ne faut pas parler dans l'ascenseur, 2010
A young woman embarks on a desperate quest to find a man who doesn’t seem to exist. A Montreal detective works to solve the brutal murders of two men killed in the same manner, one day apart. A ruthless hunter decides that those who have done wrong must pay for their mistakes.
As the encounters and near-misses accelerate, a terrifying link emerges between these three people. Il ne faut pas parler dans l’ascenseur is the first Victor Lessard mystery.
Winner, Reader’s Choice Prize, Saint Pacôme, 2010
Finalist, Archambault Literary Prize – New Authors
Top Pick, International Crime Fiction,
Festival de Cognac, France, 2011
Literary Discoveries of the Year, La Presse newspaper, 2010
“A gripping plot… Il ne faut pas parler dans l’ascenseur is a good first novel, well-written and captivating.”
- ANNE-JOSÉE CAMERON, RADIO-CANADA, TÉLÉJOURNAL
“The story is told in quick snippets (the classic thousand-piece puzzle) and keeps us turning pages well into the night.”
- BENOÎT AUBIN, JOURNAL DE MONTRÉAL
“This fine first novel is a success from the first page to the last!... Three plot lines and numerous destinies are woven together in this captivating and remarkable thriller…”
- CYNTHIA DUBÉ, LE JOURNAL DE SHERBROOKE