By Antoine Laurain. 


When the manuscript of a debut crime novel arrives at a Parisian
publishing house, everyone in the readers’ room agrees it is
something special. On publication, Sugar Flowers by Camille
Desencres is a huge critical and commercial success, going on to be
shortlisted for the Prix Goncourt – France’s highest literary honour.
But there’s just one problem for editor Violaine Lepage: she has no
idea who Camille Desencres is – not even whether they’re a man
or a woman. And ‘Camille’ has stopped answering her increasingly
desperate emails. As the police begin to investigate a series of
murders strangely reminiscent of those recounted in the book,
Violaine is not the only one looking for answers. And, suffering
memory blanks following an aeroplane accident, she’s beginning to
wonder what role she might have played in the story...

A lively, clever and witty mystery about the power of books, set in
a romantic literary world, featuring a cast of wonderfully quirky
characters – and cameos from everyone from Patrick Modiano
and Stephen King to Marcel Proust.

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