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Just after midnight on December 23, 1980, a night flight bound for Paris plummets toward the Swiss Alps, crashing into a snowy mountainside. Within seconds flames engulf the plane, which is filled with holiday travelers. Of the 169 passengers, all but one perish.

The sole survivor is a three-month-old girl—thrown from the airliner before fire consumes the cabin. But two infants were on board. Is “the Miracle Child of Mont Terri” Lyse-Rose or Emilie? The families of both girls step forward to claim the child. Dogged by bad luck, the Vitrals live a simple life, selling snacks from a van on the beaches of northern France. In contrast, the de Carvilles, who amassed a fortune in the oil business, are powerful—and dangerous.

Eighteen years later, a private detective tasked with solving the mystery of the girl known as “Lylie” is on the verge of giving up. As he contemplates taking his own life, Crédule Grand-Duc suddenly discovers a secret hidden in plain view. Will he live to tell it?

Meanwhile, Lylie, now a beautiful university student, entrusts a secret notebook into the hands of Marc, the brooding young man who loves her, and then vanishes. After Marc reads the notebook’s contents, he embarks on a frantic search for Lylie.

But he is not the only one looking for her.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Riveting…Psychological suspense at its finest.”

    Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Wonderfully ingenious and altogether satisfying.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A novel so extraordinary that it reminded me of reading Stieg Larsson for the very first time…I doubt I’ll read a more brilliant crime novel this year.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “You find yourself quite frantic to know the truth, before this cleverly constructed, smart mystery concludes by delivering a delicious sting in the tail.”

    Sunday Express (London)

  • “A richly satisfying story…A hugely enjoyable ride.”

    Irish Independent (London)

  • "After the Crash opens with a wrenching scene that will serve as the mystery’s terrifically compelling central conceit…Sit back and go along for the ride…Bussi’s tucked a lot of enjoyable—and enjoyably surprising—pieces into his puzzle.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Fast paced and action packed, this thriller is adrenaline pumping. Bussi offers a smart, complex mystery with plenty of plausible twists and surprises.”

    Shelf Awareness

  • “On nearly every page, the story adds another layer of complexity, another tantalizing clue (forcing us to doubt all our assumptions about the girl). Brilliantly conceived and executed.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “This fascinating tale of intrigue and murder delves into complicated family bonds as it builds to a surprising and shocking conclusion.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Daniel Philpott’s deft delivery is ideal for this intricate story, which shifts in time from 1980 to 1998…Philpott expertly depicts members of two families…Philpott keeps listeners on their toes.”


  • "After the Crash is a jolt to the senses and a jolt to the heart—both rollicking and labyrinthine, both wildly propulsive and yet rich with grand drama.”

    Megan Abbott, award-winning author

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