The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

  • by Joël Dicker
  • Narrated by Robert Slade
  • 20 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 15-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 secured his lasting fame. 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 best seller 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.

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What the Critics Say

"A spellbinding literary thriller… It is maddeningly, deliciously impossible to guess the truth" (The Time)
"The cleverest, creepiest book you’ll read this year ... Twin Peaks meets Atonement meets In Cold Blood" (Daily Telegraph)
"A tour de force, this seems set to be a huge success" (Metro)
"Quietly compulsive…with a deliciously shocking twist" (Daily Express)
"Big, assertive and clever… hard to resist" (Independent on Sunday)
"Like Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy [it] combines literariness with compulsive readability" (GQ)
"Enough plot twists to fill a truck" (The Economist)

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Customer Reviews

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Loved It!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
The characters were well written and, considering the original book was written in French, the translation was excellent and the narrator superb.
It was a fascinating and long story (around 18 hours) with many twists and turns along the way.
An excellent first novel and deserving of the many plaudits it has already received.
I look forward to many more novels from this author.
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- alan

well i quite liked it

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I suppose it's all a question of taste but I really liked this book. I laughed a bit and was completely sure I knew who did it........until I found out I was completely wrong, I liked most of the characters ( have to say thought Harry was a little unpleasant) and stayed up way passed my bed time to listen to the end. In my experience there are 3 types of audio book 1. Book you only get half way through and give up on it, 2. Book you finish but never return to and 3. Book you listen to again and again, returning to it like an old friend. This book, for me, is definitely type 3.

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- knittyboot

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-05-2014
  • Publisher: Quercus