Blood Wedding by Pierre LemaitreBlood Wedding by Pierre Lemaitre

Blood Wedding

byPierre Lemaitre

Paperback | June 6, 2017

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 102 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores




With a new name and a new life, Sophie Duget hopes that she'll be able to put her demons to rest for good. It soon becomes clear, however, that the real nightmare has only just begun . . .

Young, successful, and happily married-- Sophie thought at first she was becoming absentminded when she started misplacing her mail and forgetting where she'd parked her car the night before.

But then, as her husband and colleagues pointed out with increasing frustration, she began forgetting things she'd said and done, too. And when she was detained by the police for shoplifting, a crime she didn't remember committing, the confusion and blackouts that had begun to plague her took on a more sinister cast.

Now, Sophie is in much deeper water: One morning, she wakes to find that the little boy in her care is dead. She has no memory of what happened. And whatever the truth, her side of the story is no match for the evidence piled against her. Her only hiding place is in a new identity. A new life, with a man she has met online.

But Sophie is not the only one keeping secrets . . .

Pierre Lemaitre was born in Paris in 1951. He worked for many years as a teacher of literature and now writes novels and screenplays. He was awarded the Crime Writers' Association International Dagger twice, for Alex and Camille, two books in his crime trilogy featuring Commandant Camille Verhoeven. He also won the Prix Goncourt, Franc...
Title:Blood WeddingFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:June 6, 2017Publisher:MobiusLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1681445298

ISBN - 13:9781681445298


Rated 1 out of 5 by from Blood Wedding I loved the Verhoeven trilogy, but I could not get through this.
Date published: 2018-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Deliciously creepy I first discovered Pierre LeMaitre back in 2013 when I picked up his (terrifying) novel Alex. I loved it and have been a fan ever since. His latest book - Blood Wedding has just released - and it's just as creepily terrifying as his previous works. Sophie is working as a nanny to a young boy. When she awakes one morning she find the boy dead - with one of her shoelaces around his neck. And Sophie can't remember a thing. Hoping she hasn't killed the boy (She couldn't have done such a thing - could she?) and knowing no one will believe her Sophie runs, creates a new identity and tries to hide. Why? Well, that little dead boy isn't the first time Sophie can't remember things. Working as a nanny was the latest stop in a downward spiral from successful, married businesswoman to frightened, forgetful and unstable woman she is today. What has happened to her and her life? She has no idea - but someone else does.... I enjoyed getting immediately caught up in Sophie's maelstrom. As I read the first half, I thought the novel was going to go one way, looked at the number of pages left and thought 'oh, that's too much for this storyline'. And then LeMaitre knocked all my preconceived notions as to how the book would unfold out the window in the second half. I truly don't want to ruin the book for anyone. But there is someone 'helping' Sophie on her downward spiral. "I know her so well. I knew how she would react, what would interest her. "It's important not to overdo it. The important thing is to maintain the atmosphere." Just as I thought I now knew where LeMaitre's story was going, he threw in a few more twists. I love that gotcha moment when you read a single sentence, sit stunned for a second, and then read it again just to confirm. This is a one sided cat and mouse game, with the reader fully aware of what is happening to Sophie. Until........ Deliciously creepy! Stephen King calls LeMaitre "A really excellent suspense novelist." I think so too.
Date published: 2016-09-12

Editorial Reviews

"An ingenious long con, this devious psychological thriller from Prix Goncourt-winner Lemaitre promises a satisfying eventual payoff. . . Intensely suspenseful."-Publishers Weekly