Adamsberg and Camille have become « friends », to the great displeasure of the commissioner, who divides his time between looking after their son and investigating a dark story of virgins.
Fred Vargas, in an entertaining writing style and with exhilarating pleasure, takes us through a thousand detours : a priest who has lost faith, Normans hanging on to their bar counter and their little glass of white wine, a deer whose heart has been torn out, a desecrated tomb, an old medieval book…
Le Figaro magazine
« Faithful to her style, Fred Vargas has definitively conquered her status as French Queen of the detective novel. »
« (This last novel) concentrates the literary qualities of a writer who has arrived at maturation, still so brilliant in her dialogue and sketches of characters, but even more impressive in the handling of intrigue. »