Never Forget


Tormented, rebellious police detective Victor Lessard races to track down a ruthless killer in Montreal.

“Martin Michaud is a master at twisty storytelling and compelling atmosphere.” — Catherine McKenzie
Never Forget is a crackerjack read.” — Quill & Quire “A raucous crime thriller.” — Publishers Weekly

When a homeless man jumps to his death in Old Montreal, the police discover two wallets in his possession: one belonging to a retired psychiatrist who was murdered in a bizarre ritual, the other to a powerful corporate lawyer who has vanished. As Montreal police detective Victor Lessard and his partner, Jacinthe Taillon, work to solve the separate mysteries, a dark conspiracy begins to emerge.

While the pressure builds and the bodies accumulate, disturbing secrets come to light about a pivotal moment in political history. But will Lessard and Taillon crack the case in time to stop the killer from striking again?


Never Forget will leave you bloodless, and I mean that in the nicest possible way.

Alan Bradley, author of the Flavia de Luce Mysteries

Martin Michaud is a master at twisty storytelling and compelling atmosphere. This kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. I can't wait to read Lessard's next case!

Catherine McKenzie, author of I’ll Never Tell

This chilling Quebec-set thriller opens with a grisly murder worthy of a Saw movie... A fine crime novel featuring a cast of well-delineated characters and a plot that demands the reader's undivided attention.


French Canadian author Michaud makes his English-language debut with this raucous crime thriller.

Publishers Weekly

Never Forget is a crackerjack read. Michaud artfully constructs the world of the Montreal police and a broad cast of characters while keeping his eye steady on ways to ratchet up the tension at every turn.

Quill & Quire

With its breakneck pace and flawless storytelling, this is Michaud’s best novel. A thriller to remember!

Norbert Spehner, La Presse

Novelist Martin Michaud has produced a thriller that’s solid, fast-moving, intelligent, and enlivened by moments of sharp humour and political insight.

Marie-France Bornais, Journal de Québec

Why settle for Scandinavian crime writers when we have in our midst a masterful author who can justly be celebrated as the new star of Quebec crime fiction?

Martine Desjardins, L’actualité

Readers will be blown away by the imaginative power of this finely-wrought, action-packed thriller. Michaud’s skilled and colourful way with words reveals an excellent storyteller … and a master of suspense.

Lisanne Rheault-Leblanc, 7 Jours

About the Author

Martin Michaud

Posted by Kendra on January 2, 2019
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Martin Michaud

Martin Michaud is a bestselling author, screenwriter, musician, and former lawyer. His critically acclaimed Victor Lessard series has won numerous awards, including the Arthur Ellis Award and the Prix Saint-Pacôme for Crime Fiction, and is the basis for the award-winning French-language TV series Victor Lessard. He lives in Montreal.