Needing a change of pace, I asked my friend Joanie to suggest a number of thrillers for me to check out. The first that came to mind was Donato Carrisi's The Whisperer, the Italian bestseller and winner of the best European thriller last year.
Though the English translation is available in the UK, it will be released on our side of the pond in a couple of months. Hence, I'm reading it in French.
Here's the blurb:
Six buried arms. Six missing girls. A team led by Captain Roche and internationally renowned criminologist Goran Gavila are on the trail of a serial killer whose ferocity seems to have no limits. And he seems to be taunting them, leading them to discover each small corpse in turn; but the clues on the bodies point to several different killers. Roche and Gavila bring in Mila Vasquez, a specialist in cases involving children, and Mila discovers that the real killer is one who has never lifted a finger against the girls – but merely psychologically instructs others to do his work: a ‘subliminal killer’ – the hardest to catch.
More than halfway through, and this book is as engrossing as it is disturbing. If you're looking for something different, something that stays with you long after you've closed this novel, you should definitely give this work a shot.