Druart, Nicolas


Cinabre is Nicolas Druart’s fourth novel, after Nuit blanche (2018 Psychological Suspense Grand Prix), Jeu de dames (2019), L’Enclave (2021 Embouchure Prize). A 35-year-old nurse in Toulouse, he describes the cracks in people’s minds with the precision of a surgeon’s scalpel, serving up a dark, suffocating and masterful thriller.

Nicolas Druart is clearly one of the most prominent members of the next generation of French thriller writers.