The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair

Joel Dicker (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Penguin Group
Publish Date
May 27, 2014
Pages
643
Dimensions
5.61 X 8.42 X 1.44 inches | 1.31 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780143126683

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About the Author

Joel Dicker was born in 1985 in Geneva, Switzerland, where he later studied law. He spent childhood summers in New England, particularly in Stonington and Bar Harbor, Maine. The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair won three French literary prizes, including the Grand Prix du Roman from the Académie Française, and was a finalist for the Prix Goncourt. It has sold more than two million copies across Europe. Dicker lives in Geneva.

Reviews

"A playful, page-turning whodunit . . . If Norman Mailer had been accused of murder and Truman Capote had collaborated with Dominick Dunne on a tell-all about it, the result might have turned out something like this. Though I suspect this version may be funnier. . . . It's [Dicker's] light touch and engaging voice that make the writing so infectious." --Chelsea Cain, The New York Times Book Review

"The great American crime novel . . . A breakneck thriller." --Details

"A terrific read . . . Entertaining . . . Cleverly constructed . . . It's compelling, challenging, sometimes even funny. The characters are finely drawn. . . . It keeps you, as they say of movies, 'on the edge of your seat.' " --The Huffington Post

"A wonderful, fun, and boisterous read, a book with an uncanny ability to both fascinate and amuse you. Twists and turns and oddball characters make this a rollicking bullet-train of a novel." --Amazon.com, Best Book of the Month

"I haven't had a suspense novel surprise me like this one in a long time. Joël Dicker is a bright new star of suspense, and he proves his serious chops with this utterly thrilling, delightfully twisted, continually shocking novel. I can't wait to read what he writes next!" --Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fear Nothing

"A dazzling thriller--stunningly original and brilliantly plotted, down to the very last twists. It's a murder mystery, a literary puzzle, and a love story, all ingeniously woven into a masterly novel of suspense. Joël Dicker is an enormous talent, and this book is extraordinary." --Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author of Death Angel

"Talk about a web of treason and danger: This one unfolds with a relentless sense of urgency and pulse-pounding escapades, entertaining at every turn. Absolutely rousing." --Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The King's Deception

"Planes, trains and automobiles: You'll see people reading this book everywhere. An amazing debut and wonderful summer read." --Michael Harvey, bestselling author of The Chicago Way

"Entertainingly pulled off . . . Enjoyable . . . It churns along at such a good clip and is rendered with such high emotion and apparent deep conviction that it's easy to see why it was a bestseller in Europe." --The Washington Post

"A highly entertaining mash-up of melodrama, metafiction and mystery [with] a slick page-turning plot." --Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Charmingly off-kilter . . . Sure-footed." --The Daily Beast

"[A] funny, plot-twisting mystery." --Women's Day, "New Favorites from the Women's Day Staff"

"Stunning . . . Fast-paced, tightly plotted . . . From page one, you'll be hooked on this fascinating mystery of love and deception." --National Examiner

"Smart and fun." --Houston Chronicle

"A clever, tightly plotted thriller with a comic edge." --Tampa Bay Times

"An ambitious, multilayered novel of suspense . . . This tale of fame, friendship, loyalty, and fiction versus reality moves at warp speed." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This sprawling, likable whodunit [is] obvious ballast for the summer's beach totes. . . . Dicker keeps the prose simple and the pace snappy in a plot that winds up with more twists than a Twizzler. . . . [An] entertaining debut thriller." --Kirkus Reviews

"Tantalizing . . . Compelling . . . There is a Twin Peaks-like fascination to the story of Nola Kellergan. . . . Readers are certain to be caught up in the ongoing drama of who killed Nola among the plethora of suspects." --Booklist