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How far would you go to enjoy a cigarette?
When headhunter Fabrice Valantine faces a smoking ban at work, he decides to undertake a course of hypnotherapy to rid himself of the habit. At first the treatment works, but his stress levels begin to rise when he is passed over for an important promotion and he finds himself lighting up again - but with none of his previous enjoyment. Then he discovers something terrible: he accidentally causes a mans death, and needing a cigarette to calm his nerves, he enjoys it more than any other previous smoke. What if he now needs to kill someone every time he wants to properly appreciate his next Benson and Hedges? An original and totally French black comedy from bestselling author, Antoine Laurain.
About the Author
Antoine Laurain was born in Paris and is a journalist, antiques collector and award-winning author. His novel The President's Hat was a Waterstones Book Club and ABA Indies Introduce pick in 2013. The Red Notebook was on the Indie Next List for May 2015 and was a MIBA bestseller. Jane Aitken is a publisher and translator from the French. Louise Rogers Lalaurie lives in France. Her translations from the French include several works of crime fiction and Murder Most Serene by Gabrielle Wittkop, shortlisted for the 2016 Best Translated Book Award.