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The Case of Lisandra P. by Helene Gremillon
Jan 12, 2016 | ISBN 9780698165038

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“A cerebral mystery . . . [and] a moving look at how evil, having seized political power, can cripple nations and crush souls.”
The Washington Post

“For fans of Gone Girl . . . an Argentine love triangle featuring a psychoanalyst arrested for his wife’s death and a patient trying to clear her therapist’s name.”
O, The Oprah Magazine

“[Eva Maria] makes for an original, if unlikely, detective. But the real hero of this story may well be the victim of Puig’s crime: his wife Lisandra. . . . At times, Lisandra’s existential angst sounds like it might have been pulled directly out of one of those turbid 1920s tango lyrics for which Buenos Aires is famous. . . . The prose takes on a mysterious exactitude reminiscent of Franz Kafka.”
–Los Angeles Review of Books

“A cunningly plotted tale that is by turns cerebral, suspenseful—and ultimately shocking.”
Publishers Weekly

“Full of truly unexpected twists and poignant turns, Grémillon’s subtly political drama reverberates long after the killer is unmasked.”
Kirkus Reviews

“[The Case of Lisandra P.] might be considered a murder mystery, but the story is much more than that. . . . This tense novel of both the personal and the political touches on the ugly truth of a brutal regime while also examining jealousy and betrayal, with disturbing twists and turns. . . .  Grémillon’s breathless prose captures the frantic state of Eva Maria’s mind.”
Library Journal

“Hélène Grémillon has proved herself more than ever a master of the art of the ‘page-turner.’”
Paris Match (France)

“The new Patricia Highsmith . . . [This] is only Hélène Grémillon’s second novel, and already it establishes her among the exceptionally gifted writers of this season.”
est Magazine (France)
“A successful novel. . . The cohabitation of executioners and victims, betrayal, jealousy, the inability to understand things that are right in front of us: throughout the thread of the narrative, Hélène Grémillon interweaves these various motifs with fluidity.”
–Le Monde (France)
“The strength of Hélène Grémillon’s novel is not only its premise, but also its psychological analysis.”
Le Nouvel Observateur (France)
“In direct, sometimes crude, language, this diabolical novelist guides us through the complex maze of the psyche.”
ELLE (France)
“An addictive storyline that leaves us stunned.”
Pleine Vie (France)

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