Laurent Botti was born in France and spent his childhood between France and Morocco, where his grandfather, a painter, lives. He studied law and then journalism, but he had always loved books of horror and suspense. After several jobs in journalism and in publishing, he decided to write his first novel. Mist was published by Robert Laffont (Best-Sellers collection) in 1998 and was very successful. Three years later, abandoning the gothic atmosphere of his first novel for a much more modern one, he wrote his second thriller: The Night of Aquarius (Robert Laffont – 2001), which was also a hit with the public. With Fatal Light, Laurent Botti once again demonstrates his talent at creating a unique atmosphere. His work is rich, intriguing and original.