In the summer of 1989, a car crashes off a mountain road in Corsica. Clotilde, fifteen years old, is the only survivor. In 2016 she returns to Corsica to exorcise the ghosts of the past. But while she is there, she receives a letter signed by her mother. Is she still alive?
Summer, 1989. Corsica. Fifteen-year-old Clotilde is the sole survivor when her family's car plunges off a narrow road into a ravine.
Twenty-seven years later she returns to the island with her husband and teenage daughter in an attempt to come to terms with her past. But then she receives a letter - from her mother, as if she were alive.
It seems impossible. Clotilde watched her parents and her brother die that day in the ravine. She has lived with their ghosts ever since. But then who sent this letter - and why?
This elegant crime mystery shimmers as delicately as the paintings of Claude Monet that lie at its heart . . . A bestseller in France, it is a dazzling, unexpected and haunting masterpiece - DAILY MAIL on BLACK WATER LILIES
Bussi's portrait of the difficulties of investigating a closed community is fascinating, and the novel ends with one of the most reverberating shocks in modern crime fiction - SUNDAY TIMES on BLACK WATER LILIES
As accomplished a piece of work as its predecessor (AFTER THE CRASH) with the details of the slowly unfolding mystery exerting a mesmerising effect' - CRIME SCENE on BLACK WATER LILIES
A novel so extraordinary that it reminded me of reading Steig Larsson for the very first time . . . Bussi breaks every rule in the book, but I doubt I'll read a more brilliant crime novel this year - Sunday Times on AFTER THE CRASH
As it draws towards its heart-pounding final pages, it's hard to concentrate on anything other than the outcome of the desperate manhunt - and the startling revelation of the truth. Inventive, original and incredibly entertaining - Sunday Mirror on DON'T LET GO
The third novel by the bestselling French author takes the reader on a thrilling ride across the remote isle in the Indian Ocean with plenty of twists and turns to keep them gripped until an epic, unexpected conclusion - Daily Express on DON'T LET GO
Michel Bussi is the author of the bestsellers AFTER THE CRASH and BLACK WATER LILIES, both of which were Waterstones Thriller of the Month. In France, where he has published ten novels, he is the second bestselling author overall, with over a million novels sold in 2016 alone, and he has won over sixteen literary awards. When not writing fiction, he is a Professor of Geography at the University of Rouen.