Truth lingers in murky waters... As Montrealer Catherine Day sets foot in a remote fishing village and starts asking around about her birth mother, the body of a woman dredges up in a fisherman's nets.
Not just any woman, though: Marie Garant, an elusive, nomadic sailor and unbridled beauty who once tied many a man's heart in knots.
Detective Sergeant Joaquin Morales, newly drafted to the area from the suburbs of Montreal, barely has time to unpack his suitcase before he's thrown into the deep end of the investigation. Both a dark and consuming crime thriller and a lyrical, poetic ode to the sea, We Were the Salt of the Sea is a stunning, page-turning novel, from one of the most exciting new names in crime fiction. `Colourful, authentic characters with the kind of flavour that can only be inspired by real locals.
So good it'll make you want to pack your bags and drive straight to the seaside' Journal de Montreal `Lyrical and elegiac, full of quirks and twists' William Ryan `Wonderfully atmospheric ...
I genuinely couldn't put this book down' Gill Paul `Asks questions right from page one' Quentin Bates `An isolated Canadian fishing community, a missing mother, and some lovely prose.
Very impressed by this debut so far' Eva Dolan 'A tour de force of both writing and translation' Su Bristow