The Baltimore Boys (Hardback)
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The Baltimore Boys (Hardback)

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Hardback 448 Pages / Published: 18/05/2017
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In a daring follow up to the global bestseller The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (a bold narrative stroke typical of Dicker’s daring) Marcus Goldman, the ‘author’ of the book-within-a-book The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair, is struggling to better the blockbuster novel that has made his name. Like Dicker, this is Goldman’s third book; like Dicker, Goldman must somehow surpass the genius of his own legacy.

Goldman’s solution lies within his own past – The Baltimore Boys: Marcus and his cousins Hillel and Woody.

The Goldman Gang. That was what they called them. Three brilliant young men with dazzling futures ahead of them, before their kingdom crumbled beneath the weight of lies, jealousy and betrayal. A chance Florida encounter with his first love transports Marcus back through the years to the point the betrayals and hurt began, the moment the kingdom of the Baltimore Boys started to turn to ash. The demons of the past must be laid to rest: can Marcus find the will to exorcise the ghosts of his own history?

For years, Marcus has struggled with the burdens of his past, but now he must attempt to banish his demons and tell the true and astonishing story of the Baltimore Boys.

Dicker’s absorbing, multi-layered mystery, The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair, first caught the imagination of readers in his native France and subsequently became a hit across Europe, selling in excess of two million copies. In time, it became a global bestseller.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9780857056863
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 736 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 39 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Sweeping, clever, heartbreaking and memorable. The perfect summer read -- Henrietta Richman * Grazia *
Veers between nostalgia for what could have been and regrets for what can never be. Captivating and beautifully conceived -- Pascale Frey * Elle *

A striking insight into America's weird class system, and a moving
story of brotherhood and family rivalry

-- Melissa Katsoulis * The Times *
A literary phenomenon -- Astrid de Larminat * Figaro *
Once again, Dicker brilliantly combines all the elements that first enticed his legions of readers -- Julie Malaure * Le Point *
Immense and detailed . . . The backstory is all-consuming and will not let you skip a single paragraph -- Rachael Revesz * Independent *
Joel Dicker really knows how to tell a great story -- Stephanie des Horts * Valeurs Actuelles *
The Dicker who wrote The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair was a magician, a juggler. The Dicker of The Baltimore Boys has no need of such tricks. He is not just a good writer, he is a great writer -- Antonio d'Orrico * Corriere della Serra *
A titan of a novel. Nabokovian. Highly recommended -- Laura Fernandez * El Cultural de El Mundo *
A new masterstroke from Joel Dicker. The ace up his sleeve -- Pierre-Yves Grenu * Culturebox *
My goodness, this Joel Dicker can really spin a yarn -- Marianne Grosjean * Tribune de Geneve *
Really compelling. A multi-layered family saga that behaves like a thriller * Frankfurter Neue Presse *
A novel with the power to enthral its readers and whose characters will remain fixed in your memory * ORF *
A top-class literary thriller that smoothly outclasses its rivals -- Melissa Katsoulis * The Times on The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair *
It's like 'Twin Peaks' meets Atonement meets In Cold Blood - the French thriller everyone is talking about -- Gaby Wood * Daily Telegraph on The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair *
An expertly realised, addictive Russian doll of a whodunit -- Fanny Blake * Daily Mail on The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair *
The book of the year * Simon Mayo on The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair *

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Hardback

“Not Harry Quebert II - but a very entertaining and enjoyable tale of family intrigue.”

I only got round to reading The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair earlier this year, and absolutely loved it. I bought this purely on the back of that, aware that the main character/narrator (Marcus) was the same.... More

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“A little short of Harry Quebert, but the sequel certainly left its mark in a different way.”

Sometimes I think the phrase ‘one hit wonder’ can unfortunately apply to authors, however this is not the case for Dicker. Okay, perhaps it didn’t have the same intensity as Harry Quebert but the sequel certainly left... More

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