The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel DickerThe Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

byJoel Dicker

Paperback | May 20, 2014

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August 30, 1975. The day of the disappearance. The day Aurora, New Hampshire, lost its innocence.

That summer 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 his career-defining novel. 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 bestseller soon blur together. 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. Joël Dicker's phenomenal European bestseller is a brilliantly intricate murder mystery, a hymn to the boundless reaches of the imagination, and a love story like no other. Nothing you've read or even felt before can prepare you for The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair.

JOEL DICKERwas born in Geneva in 1985, where he later studied Law. His first novel was awarded the Prix des Ecrivains Genevois.The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affairwas shortlisted for the Prix Goncourt and won the Grand Prix du Roman de l'Académie Française and the Le Prix Goncourt des Lycéens.
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Title:The Truth About the Harry Quebert AffairFormat:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443435643

ISBN - 13:9781443435642

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Read This book had been recommended by a friend. I purchased a copy but it sat on my bookshelf for over a year. Truly sorry I didn’t read it sooner. Lots of twists and turns in the plot a cleverly written book. I couldn’t put it down.
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Captivating I took this book with me when I was traveling and I could not put it down. So many twists and turns I could not wait to find out what really happened.
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair Just read it. It's wonderful. Blah, blah, blah.... To quote Lenny Bruce. Min. 100 characters. Nuts...
Date published: 2015-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The truth about the Harry Quebert af Its hard to believe this is Dickers first novel. Written in a bit of a schmatsie style, I was easily able to tolerate that as this book is so cleverly written. A brilliant well thought out chess game like plot, it will be interasting to see if Dicker has the ability to pull it off again. 5 stars on every level. Highly remmended
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant weaving? So awesome! A twist per page. Nothing is as it seems. You will find it hard to put down even as you are tempted to throw it off a cliff!
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book an interesting read with multiple twists that had me guessing until the last chapter - I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an intriguing mystery
Date published: 2015-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read, so many twists Had me hooked from the beginning, loved all the twists in this book, kept me going until the very last page.
Date published: 2014-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Truth about Harry Quebert Affair One of the best I have ever read!
Date published: 2014-11-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just.. meh? I had high expectations for this book, and I'm hoping it's just the translation that doesn't come across. Overall the story was fine and kept me reading until the end. I read it on vacation and it certainly let me get involved in this world and lose myself in it, which is truly the purpose of books. It makes me wish I could read another language so I could properly compare it to the way it was meant to be read. But if you’re looking for something to escape into this summer, this is will do nicely.
Date published: 2014-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Truth about this book This was a HUGE hit in lots of countries, in lots of languages so maybe it was the hype but...I thought it was good but was expecting GREAT if that makes sense. Perhaps, too, the issue is the fact this is a story set in Maine, by an author who is French....so, America as seen through the eyes of someone not American. It was a good read, I'd recommend it, but it wasn't the great book the international reviewers said it was. IMHO.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The truth about the Harry Hebert aff Twists and turns through to the end. Compelling!
Date published: 2014-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Truth about the Harry Quebert More Twists and turns than a mountain highway and a rather implausible ending but a good read nevertheless.
Date published: 2014-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! A lot of twist and turns...keeps you guessing until the very end. Recommended!
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just perfect for summer reading A great read!
Date published: 2014-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW I loved this book! As an avid reader I find it rare to encounter plot twists that are actually a surprise, usually I can figure out the conclusion long before I reach the final pages. Not this time. There were constant turns that kept me so interested I finished this book in record time.
Date published: 2014-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read Wow, haven't had such a good read in a long time
Date published: 2014-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MUST READ!! What a book! Could not put it down, every page is filled with so much talent, anticipation and literary genius. The character development is unparalleled, and all I can say is I've never been so sad to finish a book. Now all I can think about is the eventual movie production!! I'm all for HQ - so much so that I may try to read it in one of the 38 other languages it was published in!!
Date published: 2014-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Read of the Summer!! The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair is the best book I have read in a long time. I could not put it down and was completely taken in by its twists and turns, suspense and wisdom. Expertly written for such a young author. Bravo Mr. Dicker.
Date published: 2014-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Read of the Summer!! The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair is the best book I have read in a long time. I could not put it down and was struck by its suspense, twist and turns and wisdom. I strongly recommend you read it and enjoy. But don't start it if you have anything else to do!!!
Date published: 2014-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair ...says it all! I really recommend this book, it is a page turner, really well written, a story like no other as well brilliant how the writer writes about a writer and his mentor. The book has depth and very clever. Honestly, this one is a winner and sure to be on New York Times Best seller list!
Date published: 2014-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best summer read A wickedly good page-turner. Joel Dicker is a dab hand at his craft. Part love story, all murder mystery, tricked out within an amusing and clever literary conceit. Loved this book.
Date published: 2014-06-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The Truth In truth, this is one of the most infantile books I have ever read. It is a cross between a Boys Own story and a French Bedroom Farce (without the bedroom but certainly with too many doors for the characters to flit in and out of) The dialog is stilted and the individuals are not believable. It is a total waste of time and the author should read many GOOD books on character and place before he puts pen to paper again.
Date published: 2014-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent read There are so many twists in this book you think you'll never find the answer. The final truth is worth the wait. I read it over a weekend as it's 600 pages long but enjoyed everything about this novel. Highly entertaining.
Date published: 2014-05-26