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The Blue Line

Best Seller
The Blue Line by Ingrid Betancourt
Jan 26, 2016 | ISBN 9780698196537

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Praise forThe Blue Line

“The perfect summer read, à la Isabel Allende.”

“A wonderful first novel . . . It’s got what it takes to become this summer’s bestseller.”

“[Ingrid Betancourt] has written her first adventure novel and it’s a great success . . . The writing is vivid and strong.”
Le Figaro Magazine

“Striking the perfect balance, The Blue Line is serious and entertaining at once . . . Thoughtfully constructed between the past and present . . . [it] gets to the heart of the matter: how hard it can be to love, but also the horror of not loving and the pain of no longer loving. It is as dense and beautiful as a fall in slow-motion . . .”
Le Point 

“An intense, moving, and gripping book.”

Version Fémina

“An adventure novel reminiscent of Isabel Allende or Oriana Fallaci’s A Man. The torture scenes are Dantean. The novel’s structure allows Ingrid to come back to many of the themes that made Even Silence Has an End so powerful. They reappear in the hearts of new characters, yet are no less believable. “

Paris Match

“A successful and enthralling first novel.”

Europe 1

“In The Blue Line, Betancourt tells a love story – that of Julia and Theo – which also underscores the horror of political persecution and torture during the Argentinian dictatorship. She does so with great narrative strength and a touch of magical realism.”

El País

“A strong, powerful novel.”



Point de Vue

Praise for Ingrid Betancourt’s Even Silence Has An End:

“[Even Silence Has An End] is gripping not just for its heart-wrenching portrayal of captivity, but also because of the sharp and useful psychological insights it offers”
The New York Times 

The Los Angeles Times

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