In the town of Yport, during a run along Europe’s tallest cliff, Jamal notices a red scarf hanging on a fence. Then he sees the woman, her dress torn, her back to the void, her eyes fixed on his own. Jamal holds the scarf out to her like a buoy.
A few seconds later, the stranger’s lifeless body is found lying on the icy pebbles of the empty beach below. Around her neck, the red scarf.
Everyone thinks he pushed her. He only wanted to save her.
That’s Jamal’s version. Do you believe it?
Praise for Michel Bussi
“In beautiful language, French author Bussi [...] constructs an engrossing, multilayered tale of family, love, and death.”—Booklist on Time is a Killer
“Harlan Coben fans will enjoy Bussi’s [...] mystery with its intriguing characters and twisty conclusion.”— Library Journal on Time is a Killer
“A well-constructed literary thriller with a strong sense of place and deep understanding of human nature.”— Kirkus Reviews on Time is a Killer
“The crime story keeps moving, producing plenty of nifty puzzles, but the number one appeal lies in the revelation of the beauty and geographical secrets of this stunning island that most of us readers haven’t heard of until now.”— The Toronto Star on Don’t Let Go
Michel Bussi is a professor of geopolitics and one of France’s bestselling authors of the past decade. His novels have been published in 35 different countries. He is the author of After the Crash (Hachette, 2016, Black Water Lilies (Hachette, 2017), and Time Is a Killer (Europa Editions, 2018).