The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau A Historical Thriller Graeme Macrae Burnet
Manfred Baumann is a loner. Socially awkward and perpetually ill at ease, he spends his evenings quietly drinking and surreptitiously observing Adele Bèdeau, the sullen but alluring waitress at a drab bistro in the unremarkable small French town of Saint-Louis. One day, she simply vanishes into thin air and Georges Gorski, a detective haunted by his failure to solve one of his first murder cases, is called in to investigate the girl's disappearance. He sets his sights on Manfred.
As Manfred cowers beneath Gorski’s watchful eye, the murderous secrets of his past begin to catch up with him and his carefully crafted veneer of normalcy falters. Manfred’s booze-soaked unraveling carries him from Saint-Louis to the back alleys of Paris as he attempts to outrun the bloody specters of his past. Graeme Macrae Burnet’s masterful play on literary form featuring an unreliable narrator makes for a grimly entertaining psychological thriller that questions if it is possible—or even desirable—to know another man’s mind.
TitleThe Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau
SubtitleA Historical Thriller
AuthorGraeme Macrae Burnet
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintArcade Publishing
Published3 October 2017
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.

About the author

Graeme Macrae Burnet has established a reputation for smart and literary mystery writing with his highly praised novel, His Bloody Project, which was named a finalist for the Man Booker Award in 2016. He was born and brought up in Kilmarnock and has lived in Prague, Bordeaux, Porto, and London. He now lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

Praise for The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau

“A captivating psychological thriller ... Very accessible and thoroughly satisfying.”—The Herald

“A strikingly singular talent”—Scottish Book Trust
ISBNs: 9781510723092 978-1-5107-2309-2 Title: the disappearance of adele bedeau category:FIC 
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