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Featured in The List's Top Scottish Books of 2014

'a captivating psychological thriller ... Very accessible and thoroughly satisfying.' --Alastair Mabbott, The Herald

'A strikingly singular talent' --Will Mackie, Scottish Book Trust

'This psychological thriller is the Scottish answer to the Scandinavian crime wave. --Leila Cruickshank, Scottish Book Trust Summer Sizzlers

'Burnet has completely nailed the tone, colour and sly wit ... beautifully and convincingly drawn' --Michael Malone

'Clever, playful and bleakly funny, The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau has all the makings of a cult classic.' --Louise Hutcheson, A Novel Bookblog

'A character driven plot that is incredibly engaging. Rural France provides an alluring setting, while the writing is evocative and the characters intriguing. The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau is a great read.' --We Love This Book

About the Author

Graeme Macrae Burnet, from Kilmarnock, taught English in Prague, Bordeaux, Porto and London, before returning to Glasgow and working for eight years in independent television. He has degrees in English Literature and International Security Studies, and has received a New Writer's Award from the Scottish Book Trust for his first book, 'The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau'.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 674 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Contraband (17 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J1JVJ5Q
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #171,235 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Graeme was born and brought up in Kilmarnock and now lives in Glasgow, Scotland. In between, he has lived in Prague, Bordeaux, Porto and London. 'The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau', a literary crime novel set in the small town of Saint-Louis on the French-Swiss border was included in The List's top Scottish Books of 2014. His second novel, "His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae", which concerns a triple murder a crofting village in 1860's Wester Ross, will be published on 5 November 2015.

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From the very first pages, this book throws you into the lives of the small town residents who frequent Restaurant de la Cloche. You almost feel you are in the bar observing the main character, Manfred’s self-conscious, awkward actions as he struggles with even the most basic of communications. You share his tortured thoughts and incessant dilemmas about what to do or say next, as he imagines that any slight variation to his ordered daily routine will have momentous consequences.
I often despair that the psyche and behaviour of many lead characters, even in quite decent novels, do not ring true and bear no relation to where that person came from. Not so, with Manfred or indeed Gorski - the author depicts the pasts of the two main characters in a way that shows you why they are who they are. Manfred’s childhood experience of abandonment, loss, rejection and emotional neglect become evident in the early chapters. Throw in possibly ASD issues and you have a completely believable protagonist, one with whom you cannot help having a degree of sympathy - no matter what he has or may have done.
It is beautifully written, witty and keeps you wondering all the way through, as you watch Manfred’s repetitious life unwind and ultimately fall apart. This is the best book I have read all year.
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This was our book club choice for November, and it's the first one for at least two years that has had unanimous approval. Everyone in the group actually loved it. There was still plenty to talk about and we had a long and late discussion, but for once not a great deal of disagreement.

The quality that appeals most about this book is its characterisation of the two main characters, and especially Manfred. We're inside his head, feeling his awkward, shy hell – but at the same time we're not even sure whether we trust him. Did he do it? Is he scary or just a loser? What is he hiding? We can't tell whether and when he's telling the truth, because he's so repressed and controlling that he probably couldn't even sneeze spontaneously. But like him or not, each and every one of us relates to his awkward feelings, his lack of confidence, his gruesome social faux pas. There's a little bit of Manfred in all of us, it seems.

The writing is lovely, and the whole book is a page-turner but with brains and charm. Surely it'll end up becoming the cult classic it already pretends to be!
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This beautifully written book is captivating from the first page . It is an absorbing story set in a small French town centred around the mysterious disappearance of Adele the waitress . The characters are so well described that you really care what happens to them and I was very sorry when I finished this riveting read. I would recommend this book to anyone .
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This is a really interesting and paradoxical novel -a book about a maladroit written in the most witty and sophisticated way. The timelessness of French small town ambience is beautifully evoked but is counter-balanced by constantly shifting perspectives on the characters. It's fluently written, seducing you into reading yet another chapter when you should be doing other things. Sad, touching, unsettling, I loved it.
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Quite simply my favourite novel of 2014. What you might call a literary page-turner, with a pitch-perfect portrayal of a man who treads perilously close to the edge of sanity. Completely absorbing. And the clever afterword, describing the background to the novel, is a great touch - it's almost like having a DVD extra on a novel!
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This is an outstanding novel from Graeme Macrae Burnet. It is difficult to believe that this is his first novel. The words transport the reader into small town France and grips from the first page. I found it hard to put down. Awesome stuff.
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I really enjoyed this book. The story grabbed me from the first page and I became fully involved with the characters. Set in France, an area I know nothing about, the story took me there and the atmosphere felt right. The prose was flowing and I wanted to read on and reach the conclusion. the ending I felt was a tad disappointing as it just ended. That makes me wonder if there is to be a sequel. But I have no hesitation in recommending this excellent first novel. A gripping tale.
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An excellent translation that brought rural, north eastern France to life. A study of a banal, suppressed man with an imagination, that makes him believe and think much more is involved than the reality. Without revealing a plot spoiler, is he guilty or not? As a title on our book club list, I enjoyed this much more than I expected
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