Solène Bakowski was born in Paris in 1981. Before publishing her first novel, Parfois on tombe (Sometimes You Fall, awarded the Prix de la Chapelle-Montreuil), she divided her time between France and China. Her crime fiction depicts disturbing, hidden realities, and puts on display the monsters of modern life.

‘A sombre novel about the horrific destiny of a girl adrift.’

Direct Matin newspaper

One dark Paris night a young woman waits at the Panthéon monument, gripping a bag in her hand. She is Anna-Marie Caravelle, the dreaded redhead, the degenerate, the freak.
When, twenty-four years earlier, Monique Bonneuil secretly took her in, she could not have imagined she was sheltering a monster. A monster she was creating. For the girl,...