Le Vide | The Void

Le Vide | The Void

by Patrick Senécal
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Pierre Sauvé is a fortyish widower and father of a twenty-year-old daughter. He is a detective sergeant with the Drummondville police investigating a quadruple murder that appears to be like a crime of passion. Frédéric Ferland Early fifties, divorced and the father of two adult children he seldom sees. He’s been looking for years for the ultimate excitement, something that will give meaning to his existence and life, which he’s always found rather drab. A psychologist, he practises in the town of Saint-Bruno. Maxime Lavoie Thirty-seven, a bachelor and an idealistic billionaire. Two years ago, he resigned from his position as CEO at Lavoie Inc. to become the producer and host of “Life to a Max,” the most controversial reality TV show of its time... but also the most successful. Three different men, three lives as far apart as they can be. But against all odds, their paths will soon cross and their lives will be changed forever. As well as those of thousands of other people... and yours!


Patrick Senécal, author

He published his first novel in 1994, 5150, rue des Ormes (movie in 2009). His second book, Le Passager, followed in 1995. His third novel, Sur le seuil, went on the big screens in 2003. Aliss, revisits Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Les Sept Jours du talion followed in 2002 (movie in 2010). Le Vide and Hell.com are two remarkably intense thrillers strong with social questionings. In 2010, Patrick Senécal started a four part series titled Malphas. Followed Faims, L’Autre Reflet and Il y aura des morts (2017). In 2017, Patrick Senécal was awarded a medal from the National Assembly of Québec for his exceptional contribution to increase readership, namely amongst young adults. He is a transgressive fiction novelist, one of the most beloved and read writers in Québec. He is one of the few Québec authors who’s overall sales exceed a million copies.


  • Patrick Senécal succeeds where many other contemporary horror writers fail: he keeps the reader in a mental state akin to a trance. - Christine Fortier, Voir Québec Link to review
  • Senécal demonstrates that he is at the top of his form, having mastered perfectly the art of suspense. - Christine Fortier, Voir Montréal Link to review


  • Saint-Pacôme award 2007 (Quebec Best Mystery Novel)
  • Grand prix de la Montérégie 2008 (Regional Best Novel of the Year)

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Alire

email: louise.alain@alire.com

website: www.alire.com

rights sold: France

rights available: World

Additional Information

age range: Adult

number of pages: 656

publication date: 02/20/2007

Original language of pub: French

Materials Available: finished book