French title : Je me souviens
In Montreal, just before Christmas, a man and a woman are killed when their necks are pierced by what seems to be a medieval instrument of torture. Before dying, they heard the voice of Lee Harvey Oswald, presumed assassin of President Kennedy.
A homeless man jumps off a building in Place d’Armes. The man was a mental patient who claimed that he had participated in the FLQ murder of a Quebec cabinet minister. He leaves behind two wallets belonging to the murder victims.
The killings continue, and the bodies accumulate.
Having returned to the Major Crimes Unit, Detective Sergeant Victor Lessard leads the investigation. Working at his side is the colourful Jacinthe Taillon.
Je me souviens is a story of rebuilt identity, reclaimed memory and the quest for honour.
You can spend your life trying to find out who you really are.
Saint-Pacôme Prize for Crime Novels, 2013
Finalist, Arthur Ellis Award, 2012
Finalist, Tenebris Award, 2013
50 Best Books of the Year, La Presse
“With its breakneck pace, flawless storytelling and fluid, unpretentious style, Je me souviens is Michaud’s best novel yet. A thriller … to remember!
- NORBERT SPEHNER, LA PRESSE
“Martin Michaud has written a sharp, intelligent thriller, enlivened by moments of humour and political allusions.”
- MARIE-FRANCE BORNAIS, JOURNAL DE QUÉBEC
“In Je me souviens, the writer proves his undeniable talent for creating a well-made plot. He keeps readers at the edge of their seats until the very last page.”
- JULIE NIQUETTE, HUFFPOST