The Godmother (eBook)
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The French bestsellerLa Daronne
Now a major film starring Isabelle Huppert
Meet Patience Portefeux, fifty-three, an underpaid French-Arabic translator who specialises in police phone taps. Widowed after the sudden death of her husband, Patience is wedged between the costs of raising her daughters and the nursing home fees for her ageing mother. Shes laboured for twenty-five years to keep everyones heads above water.
Happening upon an especially revealing set of wiretaps ahead of all other authorities, Patience makes a life-altering decision that sees her intervening in and infiltrating the machinations of a massive drug deal. She thus embarks on an entirely new career path: Patience becomes the Godmother.
With a gallery of traffickers, dealers, police officers and politicians more real than life itself, and an unforgettable woman at its centre, Hannelore Cayres bestselling novel shines a torchlight on a European criminal underworld that has rarely been seen, casting a piercing and darkly humorous gaze on everyday survival in contemporary France.
Winner of the European Crime Fiction Prize and the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière
A perfect little slice of French noir Fiona McGregor
Devourable in a sitting Sarah Krasnostein
Vivid, smoky dialogue and a sly ending that ticks all the boxes . . . MasterlyLe Figaro
A visceral delight Angela Savage