Alex (Verhœven, #2) - Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wayne In kidnapping cases, the first few hours are crucial. After that, the chances of being found alive go from slim to nearly none. Alex Prévost – beautiful, resourceful, tough – may be no ordinary victim, but her time is running out.

Commandant Camille Verhoeven and his detectives have nothing to go on: no suspect, no lead, rapidly diminishing hope. All they know is that a girl was snatched off the streets of Paris and bundled into a white van.

The enigma that is the fate of Alex will keep Verhoeven guessing until the bitter, bitter end. And before long, saving her life will be the least of his worries.

"We're through the looking glass people" ....Nothing is what it seems at first, nobody is whom they appear be in this off kilter Gallic crime novel. It all begins innocently enough with the kidnapping of a young woman, Alex, and turns into a very different beast.

The story grips from first to last, through twists and turns that this thriller reader never saw coming.

Excellent addition to the somewhat jaded crime thriller one reviewer says "An absolute gem of a crime novel that is wonderfully dark, scary, mad, bad and dangerous to know, but just far too good to miss……"