By Sharon Bolton
Whilst a guy dies from what seems to be a random snake chunk in a quiet kingdom village, the sanatorium seeks the services of flora and fauna vet Clara Benning. however the put up mortem unearths this used to be no freak coincidence. Clara reveals herself drawn into the quest for a brutally creative killer, placing herself in grave risk as she unravels hyperlinks to a barbaric old ritual, an deserted residence and a 50-year-old, unspeakable tragedy. for somebody the reality needs to stay buried long ago, no matter if they need to kill to maintain it there.
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Est-ce pas?? He had a pronounced Flemish accent. His strongly marked features, his pale eyes, his long arms and his way of moving recalled those Belgian racing cyclists whom one sees being interviewed after an event. The noise of the crane unloading sand could be heard even more loudly here. Your name is Josef Van Houtte?? Maigret asked, after glancing at a piece of paper. Jef Van Houtte, yes, monsieur.? Are you the owner of this boat?? m the owner of it, monsieur, who else could be?? A good smell of cooking rose from the cabin, and at the foot of the stairs, which were covered with floral-patterned linoleum, a very young woman could be seen coming and going.
There followed the sound of kisses. Now she spoke to Maigret. I was sure I knew the name. Did you understand? Her father died shortly before the marriage?? And the mother?? he enquired. She looked at him sharply, wondering whether he was speaking ironically. t know. He stayed with her for one year more and then all of a sudden he disappeared? Does it interest you?? Everything interests me,? he sighed, getting up from his armchair to fetch a fresh pipe from the rack. ll involve a journey to Mulhouse??
Maigret asked the three down-and-outs. They shook their heads, still ill at ease. Suppose we went to see the skipper of the Poitou?? suggested the Deputy Public Prosecutor, who felt uncomfortable in these surroundings. The man was expecting them. He was very unlike the Fleming. He, too, had his wife and children on board, but the barge did not belong to him and it almost always did the same journey, between the sandpits of the upper Seine and Paris. His name was Justin Goulet; he was forty-five.
Awakening by Sharon Bolton