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It’s Always Midnight Somewhere (Il est toujours minuit quelque part)



Original Language: French | 356 pp. | February 2018

2 Seas Represents: World excl. French Rights.

Rights sold: Italy (Ponte Alle Grazie, in a pre-empt)

Detailed English synopsis available on request

Winner of the FNAC-Kobo-Lire- Préludes writing competition


“An unputdownable psychological thriller.” — Lire

Bill Herrington is a happy man. In his fifties, an ideal husband, and a happy father, he holds a position as a professor of literature at a prestigious university. Everything works for the best in the best of all worlds… until the day he finds, in his locker, the copy of a sensational novel published by a mysterious unknown: Richard Philip Kirkpatrick. Not enough to upset Bill.

But one small detail: the novel tells a true story, that of a crime that Bill was persuaded that nobody had ever known about.

This book soon invades Bill’s existence and contaminates everything around him like a virus. His peaceful and comfortable life, as well as his psychological equilibrium, threaten to shatter into pieces under the devastating effect of this vengeful novel that has awakened all the ghosts of the past.

A formidable literary thriller in the line of The Truth about the Harry Québert Affair, carried by a plot worthy of The Secret History and an atmosphere à la Shutter Island.