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  • The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

  • By: Joël Dicker
  • Narrated by: Robert Slade
  • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (211 ratings)

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The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

By: Joël Dicker
Narrated by: Robert Slade
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Publisher's Summary

A crime story. A love story. More than 2 million copies sold worldwide.

And now a major 10-part MGM TV series starring Patrick Dempsey and Ben Schnetzer.

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 made him a household name. 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

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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An amazing story that left you guessing.

Wow, what can I say that will do this book justice. It's an amazing storyline with all many twists, turns and plots that it grips you by the heart and won't let you go.

Harry Quebert, 35yrs old and a famous writer, falls in love with a beautiful blond 15yr old girl, No la Kellergan. Their friendship and fondness for each other must be kept a secret from their small seaside town community, Summerset.

On 30th August, Nola and Harry plan to meet at the Seaside Motel and run away together, to live happily ever after. But Nola never makes it to meet Harry. That same afternoon, she is seen running through the forest followed by a man. She runs into an old lady's house covered in blood all o er her face and covered in scratches. But the old lady is shot dead and Nola disappears forever, that is until her body is found in Harry's back yard 35yrs later.

This story is an account of everyone in Summerset, who knew Nola and how Marcus Goldberg sets out to clear Harry from being accused of her murder.

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Loved it

Brilliant story. Excellent narration. I enjoyed this and how it made me think about the characters - flaws and all.

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Brilliant

an brilliant format unfolds the heartbreaking story with humour and empathy. highly recommend this book.

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Outstanding book, loved it.

A well crafted story, many layers and masterfully performed, I highly recommend it to others.

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LOVED IT!!!!

I didn't want this book to end! Could listen again and again. So cleverly written.

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Fantastic

So many twists and turns... thoroughly enjoyed this book and will read it again. The narrator was excellent, managing so many different characters.... well worth listening to, especially with ear buds as I can do the house work whilst listening to my latest book.

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good read

well written, didnt get lost in the changing of scenes and timeframes. most loose ends tied up. overall very engaging

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Kept me guessing till the end

I loved this book. It is a very clever story with well developed characters and a twisty plot.

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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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Really enjoyed this book. Epilogue is a true reflection of how the reader feels at the end of the story.

Excellent narration. Very good plot. Keeps you thinking and on your toes to keep up! Great characters, particularly the star of the show. Highly recommended.

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