The Panda Theory was I think the last book that slid into my “buy” stack from my book spa. I mostly picked it up today to take on the train because its a nice light, thin volume (unlike the Song of Ice and Fire books I was tempted by).
This is a modern novel, set in current France, and without having read the original French the translation reads very well.
Its a slightly strange novel. Starts off by looking as though it will have a friendship theme, but then flashbacks of strange coincidences start appearing and you suspect that it isn’t all as it seems.
I found as it built to a climax it got a bit too gritty for me, but if dark is your thing then it might be worth giving it a try.