'An intricate murder mystery that could be the read of the summer' Sunday Times.
'It's like Twin Peaks meets Atonement meets In Cold Blood - the French thriller everyone is talking about' Gaby Wood, Daily Telegraph.
'A smart, immensely readable, impressively plotted page-turner ... A tour de force, this seems set to be a huge success' Metro.
'The tale is expertly told, as unreliable information dances with necessary plot shifts and unexpected moments of catastrophe. An accomplished thriller' Independent.
'Spellbinding ... a top-class literary thriller ... It is maddeningly, deliciously impossible to guess the truth' 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.
From the Inside Flap
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 the grounds of his seaside home at Goose Cove, along with a manuscript copy of the novel that secured his lasting fame. Quebert is the only suspect. Marcus Goldman - Quebert's most gifted protégé - throws off his writer's block and heads to New Hampshire to clear his mentor's name. Befriending the locals in sleepy Somerset, he learns that Harry's is not the only dark tale to be told. Solving the case and penning a new bestseller soon merge into one, and as Marcus' 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 great American novel in all but authorship: a thrillingly intricate crime story, a hymn to the boundless reaches of the imagination, and a love story like no other. Nothing you have read before can prepare you for the truth about the Harry Quebert affair.