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.
©2012 Editions de Fallois / L’Âge d’Homme (P)2014 WF Howes Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"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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5 out of 5 stars
By Daina on 21-02-2018

A wonderful brain teaser

What a ride!...this book was such a roller coaster of suspense and twists. I loved it! Warning...keep focused at all times and expect the unexpected.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kellie Grealy on 26-07-2017

Very good.

Brilliant! A complex Web of thoughts. I loved the twists and turns easy to follow but thrilling. The voice performance was perfect for the story.

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1 out of 5 stars
By alvaro de torres on 13-01-2015

That s what I call bad writing

Bad, bad, really bad!!

Sometimes it just hurts to keep on reading. The worst of all, the parts with the mother of the character.

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By elly on 13-07-2014

No bestseller in my opinion

Would you listen to The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair again? Why?

No. I'm half way and sit it out but never again.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I'm hoping it will get better but up till now it is a drag. Over sentimental and nothing really happens.

What three words best describe Robert Slade’s performance?

Not too bad but there are better narrators.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No.

Any additional comments?

My husband read it and told me about it. So I got interested, also because it was a nr one on the bestsellers list here in Holland. But I'm disappointed. I'm afraid it was a waist of time, so far. I still hope it will get better, but I'm afraid it won't.

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4 out of 5 stars
By knittyboot on 15-05-2014

well i quite liked it

Any additional comments?

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Val Durow on 04-07-2014

Repays the effort!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book took quite a while to get going, but it certainly re-pays the effort of staying with it, as it becomes gripping towards the end, with it's many twists and turns. Not so much an unreliable narrator, but rather unreliable witnesses informing him. Your relationship towards the characters is constantly shifting towards the end.

What other book might you compare The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair to, and why?

None particularly

Which character – as performed by Robert Slade – was your favourite?

Very well read, an audio book very often stands or falls by the narrator. This one, though slow at the start kept my interest by virtue of the narrator's investment in the characters.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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