The Man from Carcassonne is a psychological thriller, combining charismatic characters in atmospheric settings which reveal the secret world of a psychopath.
Set in the cities of Carcassonne, Toulouse and Paris, the story follows the life of fractured child, Hugo, as he becomes a man; his psyche twisted by an alcoholic father and a priest’s desire.
With echoes of Patrick Süskind’s Perfume, this dark novel is far more than the usual multiple-murder thriller. Jack Duval writes with unashamed frankness about the depravity of the human condition, refusing to be silenced and drawing the reader into a desperate world where justice is everything, no matter what the price.
The Man from Carcassonne will appeal to readers interested not only in the act of murder and the psychopath that commits it, but in the often-untold tale of human frailty that lies beneath. Volume two to follow.