What book to take to the beach this summer? These authors from the Berck crime fiction show advise you

What book to take to the beach this summer? These authors from the Berck crime fiction show advise you
What book to take to the beach this summer? These authors from the Berck crime fiction show advise you

“Portals”, a journey to Japan in 1850

Marie-Christine Collard lived in Japan for fifteen years, which shows how familiar she is with this country which is both very modern and anchored in tradition. Portals, his latest book, features three friends: Taka, Lisa and Mio. Clandestinely visiting a Tokyo laboratory where an experiment on space-time is underway, they find themselves propelled into 1850. While looking for a way to return home, they will fight alongside young Yamato against the Ark, a mysterious organization hunting Yokai, fantastic monsters. “ It is an adventure around the values ​​of friendship with different reading levels, which can appeal to teenagers aged 14-15 as well as adult readers, enlightens the author. The atmosphere is not too heavy, it’s perfect for the beach! »

Portalsby Marie-Christine Collard, from Akaneko, 317 p., €18.90.

“The Dolls”, to shiver on the sand

Former journalist, now director of a casino in Paris, Alexis Laipsker is the godfather of this edition of the crime show. He recommends Les Poupées, the first novel in a saga in which we follow the investigations of Commissioner Venturi and criminologist Olivia Montalvert. In this first opus with a sordid plot, the investigator discovers six bodies in an abandoned chapel. Destabilized, he is supported by the young psychologist whose character differs radically from his own. This unlikely duo will have to get into the killer’s head to confuse him. “ It’s very fast, rhythmic writing. There aren’t too many descriptions, it’s always in the action, describes Alexis Laipsker. It appeals to people who don’t usually like to read too much. »

The Dollsat Pocket, 426 p., €8.60.

“Especially the worst” followed by “Acouphanges”, suspense until the last line

Writer, poet, playwright, experienced hiker… Lou-Valérie Vernet has written thirteen books. Especially the worst takes the reader on the life journey of two adopted brothers raised together then separated, who meet again as adults. They fall in love with the same woman, pregnant, and will fight for her. But are they two distinct beings or one and the same man? The answer is this child who gives it in the very last lines ofAcouphanges. “ I didn’t know the solution to this riddle myself, so I played both sides throughout the books. It’s psychological, dark, dense. My writing is very engaged, on strong social facts. And I defend the theme of childhood a lot. »

Especially the worst followed by Acouphangesat Mini+, 366 p., €9.99.

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