By three times a horrible crime will disturb Niort (West of
France town) quietude. By three times, in the torrid heat of
August, the disfigured face of the victim will be the
signature of the killer.
But which is the link between the victims? Between the
sadistic and pedophile guard of the penal settlement of Chizé
and Marie the child with the fair braids who sings while
skipping along the meadows? Which relationship with Helene,
the girl who has just left the Carmelite convent and who only
just experiences life?
In this novel, one lets oneself involve by the palpitating
narrative of Viviane Janouin-Benanti. Step by step, she
follows the trail of the killer and his impulses. During 30
years, the society will cumulate the errors and criminal
passions thus will clear their way.
Against a backdrop of pedophilia and incest, sexuality plays a
key role in the Marseil Sabourin’s life, the famous serial killer from Niort.
A singular epic that the talent of Viviane Janouin-Benanti
makes captivating and so close to us.