The Night of the Angels

Original title: La Nuit des anges

Author: Tommasi, Anna

Publication Date:

March 2022

Pages:

320

Original language and publisher

Territories Handled

Worldwide excl. French

Genres

Commercial Fiction, Crime & Thrillers, Debut Novel

The Night of the Angels

Original title: La Nuit des anges

Author: Tommasi, Anna

Synopsis

Alice, a divorced young mother, decides to return to Perros-Guirec, the hometown she left 10 years before. She hopes to reconnect with both her parents and the familiar landscapes, and to put the painful past behind her. Instead, the beach town in Brittany that holds so many memories for her soon begins to fill her with dread. Her parents have become strangers, her childhood sweetheart is obsessed with his sister’s disappearance, a quarter of a century earlier, and once-familiar faces are just ghostly memories now.

Soon the whole town becomes panic-stricken when a little girl disappears. It is the beginning of a veritable nightmare for Alice, who gets sucked into a dual investigation of both past and present.

In this fast-paced first novel, Anna Tommasi cleverly juggles the discomfort of feeling like one has lost one’s bearing and the poison of buried secrets. Skillfully handled from start to finish, it’s a real page-turner!

Marketing Information

  • Kobo Novel Prize