Born in 1961, Jacques Saussey has published more than a dozen thrillers and noir novels and has wonseveral readers’ prizes, notably the 2017 Prix Coup de Cœur at the Saint-Maur paperback book festival. He explores the psychological and dark dimensions of history.

Deadly Principles

An unforgettable psychological noir novel set deep in the French countryside

It is the summer of 1979. Eighteen-year-old Franck Servin flees the havoc of his family home to study for his high school diploma. He finds refuge with his uncle and aunt in their isolated farm in the Creuse region where, four years previously, his cousin and lookalike Paul was killed on a road he had travelled on countless times before.

The tragedy still eats away at the family....