Trying to end November strong! More reviews heading your way 🙂
Thanks to Quercus Books for the free copy in exchange for my honest review.
INHUMAN RESOURCES – Pierre Lemaitre (out now!)
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My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!
I’ve read two other books by Lemaitre and I’ve enjoyed them both, so I was excited to pick up another from his catalog. INHUMAN RESOURCES did not disappoint! Following suit with his other crime fiction novels, this one has a unique flare to it and he infuses it with some great wit and suspense.
Told in three parts: Before, During, and After, the reader is brought through quite the role playing game alongside our main character. Alain is in his late 50’s and recently laid off from his job as an HR executive. He has been forced to swallow his pride and take jobs that are well below his capabilities and they slowly chip away at any remaining dignity he has. One day, an opportunity presents itself and he can’t turn it down. This begins the highly demanding interview process that he has completely committed himself to.
He then learns that the odds were always against him and he vows to take matters into his own hands. This had some dark, twisted, and violent moments in the book and I absolutely loved it. I think this was a very unique premise and considering it is a French translation I didn’t feel too lost or confused (as can happen with some translations).
If you’re looking for a solid crime fiction novel with a unique flare to it, then I would highly recommend picking up this one or any of Lemaitre’s other books!