A Saturday Evening Among Friends

Original title: Un samedi soir entre amis

Publication Date:

February 2020



Original language and publisher

Territories Handled

Worldwide excl. French


Crime & Thrillers

A Saturday Evening Among Friends

Original title: Un samedi soir entre amis


Demonic and diabolic. — Fnac Grenoble

Spine-chilling… Captivating. — Nathalie Iris, France 2

A real masterstroke. — Maison de la presse, Mérignac

A book that will freeze your blood! Nathalie Iris, Télématin

Brilliant! You can’t let it go! Nathalie Iris, Télématin

For his first novel, Anthony Bussonnais doesn’t go in for subtleties: he does not hesitate over mixing a thriller and a noir novel — Jacques, Librairie le Baobab, Braine l’Alleud (Belgium)

A devilish, scary and addictive noir novel. I loved it. Céline, Librairie Les Accents, Cany-Barville

My favorite, 100% noir. […] Anthony Bussonnais sets the tone from the start; it will be creepy, raw and above all intolerable! — Giliane, Espace Culturel E. Leclerc, Rouffiac

When comes the weekend, everything is possible… even the worst.

Claire, worried, checks her phone again. It’s past eight and her boyfriend, who’s supposed to come and fetch her, is nowhere to be found. They’ve been dating for six months now and Claire knows him well. Medhi’s always on time.

François is always meticulously organized. It’s thanks to him that the Saturday night parties became the must-be event which his neighbors, carefully selected, wouldn’t miss for anything in the world. The perfect moment to relax…

In the midst of the woods, Medhi is naked. Shaking. In spite of the darkness, he spots several people around him. They all seem to be partying, bursting into laughter… but what do they expect from him?

Anthony Bussonnais offers us a veritable page-turner. Highly topical, completely addictive and awfully nerve-racking, Un samedi soir entre amis is breathtaking.

Anthony Bussonnais was born in Maine-et-Loire and works in a co-op. In 2016, he wrote his first thriller, which he self-published the following year. In 2019, he was awarded the Kobo prize by Fnac-Préludes-Le Point for A Saturday Evening Among Friends (Un samedi soir entre amis).

Marketing Information

  • Winner of the prix Kobo by Fnac-Préludes-Le Point 2019
  • First print run: 15,500 copies
  • Over 16,000 copies sold