The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
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 his yard, along with a manuscript copy of the novel that made him a household name. Quebert is the only suspect. Marcus Goldman - Quebert's most gifted protege - throws off his writer's block to clear his mentor's name. Solving the case and penning a new bestseller 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.
Winner of Prix Goncourt des Lyceens 2012 and Grand Prix du Roman de l'Academie Francaise 2012.
'A spellbinding literary thriller ... It is maddeningly, deliciously impossible to guess the truth' Melissa Katsoulis, The Times. 'The cleverest, creepiest book you'll read this year ... Twin Peaks meets Atonement meets In Cold Blood' Gaby Wood, Daily Telegraph. 'A tour de force, this seems set to be a huge success' Patricia Nicol, Metro.
Joel Dicker was born in Geneva in 1985. He studied Drama in Paris before returning to his home city to study Law. His first novel, Les Derniers Jours de Nos Peres, won the Prix des Ecrivains Genevois, a prestigious award for unpublished manuscripts. The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair, nominated for the Prix Goncourt and winner of the Grand Prix du Roman de l'Academie Francaise and the Prix Goncourt des Lyceens, has sold more than two million copies across Europe. Sam Taylor is a novelist and journalist who has lived in France for more than a decade. His first literary translation was Laurence Binet's bestselling HHhH, which was longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.