A beautiful young French girl, Elise Andrioli, is caught in a terrorist bomb, leaving her fiance dead and her life in tatters. Despite being physically repairable, she succumbs to a "locked-in" state - blind, mute and quadraplegic. Then Elise finds herself drawn into solving a series of murders.
A beautiful young French girl, Elise Andrioli, is caught in a terrorist bomb leaving her fiance dead and her life in tatters. Although she escapes with her life, she is left in a locked-in state - blind, mute and quadriplegic.But when a little girl approaches her wheelchair and tells her that she has been witness to a recent series of grisly murders in the woods, Elise - despite her disabilities - gets drawn into solving the increasingly haunting murders...
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This first-person mystery is not only chilling, it is--incredibly--amusing. Elise is an engaging heroine with a remarkable sense of humor about her physical and mental state ... far from feeling sorry for Elise, will find themselves cheering on this gutsy woman as she uses her remarkable intellect to keep herself out of danger and bring the murderer to justice - Otto Penzler, Amazon.comIn centering her thriller around a main character who is not only a quadriplegic but blind and mute as well, French author Aubert sets herself a difficult task, but she acquits herself brilliantly ... Elise's astute thoughts, together with the crisp dialogue of the people she encounters and her keen and often humorous commentary on their one-sided conversations, fuels this dazzling whodunit - Publishers Weekly, Starred ReviewA beautifully constructed tale that grows scarier by the page - Kirkus Reviews
About Brigitte Aubert
Brigitte Aubert is widely considered to be France s most talented thriller writer. Her most recent highly successful and critically acclaimed novels include 'Transfixions', 'La morsure des tenebres', and, with Gisele Cavali, 'Ranko Tango' and 'Passagere sans retour'.
Death From the Woods by Brigitte Aubert
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