The Albertine Book Club reads “Rider on The Rain” by Sébastien Japrisot

In June, the Albertine book club will read Rider on The Rain by Sébastien Japrisot, translated by Linda Coverdale, and published by Gallic Books. Described as ‘the Graham Greene of France’ by The Independent, cult French noir writer Japrisot brings us a stylish thriller about revenge.

The bus never stops in Le Cap-des-Pins. Not in autumn, when the small Riviera resort is deserted. Except today, when a man with a red bag and a disconcerting stare steps out into the rain. His arrival will throw the life of young housewife Mellie Mau into disarray. After surviving a horrific attack, she has a dark secret to hide. But a stranger at a wedding, the enigmatic American Harry Dobbs, is determined to get the truth out of her, leading her into a game of cat and mouse with dangerous consequences…

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