A stunningly accomplished postmodern murder mystery abounding in richly evoked atmosphere, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair weaves a labyrinthine, head-spinning tale of a cold case in small town America. Playing tricks with time and perception, Dicker’s great novel is a scintillating achievement.
August 30, 1975. The day of the disappearance. The day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence.
That summer, struggling author Harry Quebert fell in love with fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan. Thirty-three years later, her body is dug up from his yard, along with a manuscript copy of the novel that made him a household name. Quebert is the only suspect.
Marcus Goldman - Quebert's most gifted protege - throws off his writer's block to clear his mentor's name. Solving the case and penning a new bestseller soon merge into one. As his book begins to take on a life of its own, the nation is gripped by the mystery of 'The Girl Who Touched the Heart of America'.
But with Nola, in death as in life, nothing is ever as it seems.
The Baltimore Boys, a follow up to the bestselling The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair, is available now.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 640
Weight: 429 g
Dimensions: 196 x 138 x 41 mm
'An expertly realised, addictive Russian doll of a whodunnit' - The Daily Mail
'A top-class literary thriller that smoothly outclasses its rivals - The Times
'It's a terrific story and I'm loving it' - The Mail on Sunday
'It's like Twin Peaks meets Atonement meets In Cold Blood - the French thriller everyone is talking about' - The Daily Telegraph
'An intricate murder mystery that could be the read of the summer' - The Sunday Times
'The tale is expertly told, as unreliable information dances with necessary plot shifts and unexpected moments of catastrophe. An accomplished thriller' - Independent
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