August 30, 1975. The day of the disappearance. The day a small New Hampshire town lost its innocence.
That summer 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 his career-defining novel. Quebert is the only suspect.
Marcus Goldman – Quebert’s most gifted protégé – throws off his writer’s block to clear his mentor’s name. Solving the case and penning a new bestseller soon blur together. 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.
Joël Dicker’s phenomenal European bestseller is a brilliantly intricate murder mystery, a hymn to the boundless reaches of the imagination, and a love story like no other. Nothing you’ve read or even felt before can prepare you for The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair.
About the Author
Joël Dicker was born in Geneva in 1985, where he studied Law. The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair was nominated for the Prix Goncourt and won the Grand Prix du Roman de l'Académie Française and the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens.
'An intricate murder mystery that could be the read of the summer' Sunday Times. 'The cleverest, creepiest book you'll read this year ... Twin Peaks meets Atonement meets In Cold Blood' Gaby Wood, Daily Telegraph. 'A smart, immensely readable, impressively plotted page-turner ... A tour de force, this seems set to be a huge success' Patricia Nicol, Metro. 'The tale is expertly told, as unreliable information dances with necessary plot shifts and unexpected moments of catastrophe. An accomplished thriller' Independent. 'A spellbinding literary thriller ... It is maddeningly, deliciously impossible to guess the truth' Melissa Katsoulis, The Times. 'Dicker has the first-rate crime novelist's ability to lead his readers up the garden path ... An excellent story' Sunday Express. 'A global phenomenon' Le Monde. 'All the ingredients of a world bestseller' Die Zeit. 'A great noir' Corriere della Sera.
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 1st May 2014
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.1 x 4.8
Weight (kg): 0.81
Edition Number: 1