Beyond Suspicion

A Novel

“A book you read in a single sitting” (Le Magazine Littéraire), here is a “story worthy of Hitchcock” (Paris Vogue), from one of the most promising French novelists to emerge since Michel Houellebecq

“Tanguy Viel summons from his pen the shadows of Hitchcock and Brian De Palma in a tale in which dramatic intensity plays itself out in extremely classic situations.” —Femina

A master of style and suspense, Viel explores moral dilemmas in poetic language rarely found in a crime novel. Called “a marvel of grace and precision” by the French press, Beyond Suspicion is a story of marriage, murder, and double crosses.

Set in the south of France where the stakes are high and no one is beyond suspicion, this Hitchcockian tale presents siblings and lovers in constantly shifting configurations. The grace and precision of Viel’s language are eloquently captured by prizewinning translator Linda Coverdale’s lyrical prose.



“A marvel of grace and precision. Like a Swiss watch. Beyond Suspicion reads like a Raymond Chandler novel. ”
La Chronique Littéraire
“A Machiavellian plot that leads us to a surprise revelation.”
Vogue Paris

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