Skip content
Get two free audiobooks AND support local bookstores Make the switch
The Loyalties by Delphine de Vigan
  Send as gift   Add to Wish List

Almost ready!

In order to save audiobooks to your Wish List you must be signed in to your account.

      Log in       Create account
Phone showing make the switch message

Limited-time offer

Get two free audiobooks when you make the switch!

Now’s a great time to shop indie. When you start a new membership supporting local bookstores with promo code SWITCH, we’ll give you two bonus audiobook credits at sign-up.

Make the switch
Libro.fm app with gift bow

Gift audiobook credit bundles

You pick the number of credits, your recipient picks the audiobooks, and your local bookstore is supported by your purchase.

Start gifting

The Loyalties

A Novel

$19.94

Get for $14.99 with membership
Length 3 hours 37 minutes
Language English
Narrators Susannah Jones & Jay Ben Markson

This audiobook uses AI narration.

We’re taking steps to make sure AI narration is transparent.

Learn more
  Send as gift   Add to Wish List

Almost ready!

In order to save audiobooks to your Wish List you must be signed in to your account.

      Log in       Create account

Adults are as lost as the children they should be protecting, as the lives of four people trapped in a conspiracy of silence hurtle toward a desperate and devastating act.
Twelve-year-old Théo and his friend Mathis have a secret. Their teacher, Hélène, suspects something is not right with Théo and becomes obsessed with rescuing him, casting aside her professionalism to the point of no return.
Cécile, mother of Mathis, discovers something horrifying on her husband's computer that makes her question whether she has ever truly known him.
Respectable facades are peeled away as the lives of these four characters collide, moving rapidly toward a shocking conclusion. Delphine de Vigan has crafted a lean, darkly gripping, and compulsively readable novel about lies, loneliness, and loyalties.

Delphine de Vigan is the author of several novels, four of them available in English: No and Me, awarded the 2008 Prix des Libraires (Bookseller's Prize); Underground Time, shortlisted for the 2009 Prix Goncourt; Nothing Holds Back the Night, awarded the Prix du roman Fnac, the Prix Roman France Télévisions, and the Prix Renaudot des Lycéens; and Based on a True Story, awarded the 2015 Prix Renaudot and the 2015 Prix Goncourt des Lycéens. She lives in Paris.

Phone showing make the switch message

Limited-time offer

Get two free audiobooks when you make the switch!

Now’s a great time to shop indie. When you start a new membership supporting local bookstores with promo code SWITCH, we’ll give you two bonus audiobook credits at sign-up.

Make the switch
Libro.fm app with gift bow

Gift audiobook credit bundles

You pick the number of credits, your recipient picks the audiobooks, and your local bookstore is supported by your purchase.

Start gifting

Reviews

"Taut and wrenching... A sense of foreboding rises as characters attempt to steer through their complicated routes, misgivings, and internalizations."—Leah Strauss, Booklist "If you're looking for a summer thriller, be sure to pick up a copy of The Loyalties."—Grace Dearing, City Beat "Packs a hefty emotional punch. It reminded me of Leila Slimani's terrific The Perfect Nanny."—Bookseller "Narrated with punch and pace. You're kept reading helplessly to the desperate cliff-hanger finish."—Daily Mail "The latest literary sensation."—Daily Telegraph "Delphine de Vigan coils these stories together in a taut, intense novel of secrets, lies, and the unknowable depths of others."—Tatler "One of the finest writers of psychological fiction in France today."—France Magazine "It's a deceptively simple novel---an impression enhanced by the unfussy prose, shorn of literary flourish or artifice---but a powerful, thought-provoking one."—Country and Town House Expand reviews
Get two free audiobooks AND support local bookstores Make the switch