ContemporaryThe Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair by Joël Dicker

The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair by Joël Dicker

FRIDAY FAVOURITE ~ THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR

Whilst I’m a quick-ish reader (though by no means anywhere near as speedy as my learned friend — I’m looking at you, C) there are some books that as well as being ones that you read fast, they are also ones that literally absorb every ounce of your being. I felt that way about this one, which is quite surprising as I really didn’t fancy it when I borrowed it from my parents’ bookshelf. Once I started, though, I was addicted. I don’t think I said a word until I was done.

When the body of teenager Nola Kellergan is found thirty-three years after she goes missing, author Harry Quebert is the sole suspect. Along with her body, a manuscript of the novel that catapulted Quebert to success is retrieved. Things don’t look good for him, to say the very least.

I could tell you about how this book has sold millions worldwide. How it has been compared to Roth and Franzen’s works (I don’t agree but that’s for another time). I could tell you how the general spread of reviews are of the marmite kind, with a whole lotta love and a whole lotta I just don’t bloody get it. But, what I actually want to tell you is this; for a damn good literary thriller that will keep you hooked, keep you guessing and keep you up late reading as well as being absolutely perfect for summer, I couldn’t recommend this one more highly. Just read it ~ S

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