BERNARD MINIER grew up in the foothills of the French Pyrenees. He had a career as a customs official before publishing his first novel, The Frozen Dead, in 2011. The novel has been translated into a dozen languages and has garnered critical acclaim as well as several literary prizes in France. Minier lives in the Essonne, south of Paris.
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In a snowbound valley, deep in the French Pyrenees, a dark story of madness and revenge is unfolding.
The first victim is a horse: its headless, flayed body...