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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.
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|Date de publication sur Audible.fr||01 mai 2014|
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Marcus is a one-hit wonder author who is suffering from a severe case of writer’s block. He reaches out to his old mentor, who is also a successful author, to ask for help. Harry Quebert is still swimming on the waves of the success of his own novel, The Origin of Evil, and has been for the last thirty years.
In a way this is the story of the spell of a Lolita on an entire town, and yet at the same time also the story of the innocence of a child being abused.
Nola captivates the men in her vicinity and certainly manages to ensnare Harry. The relationship between them grows into an obsession for both, which ends with the disappearance of Nola and the murder of the woman trying to help her.
When Nola’s body is found on Harry’s property his whole narrative about the last thirty years is thrown into doubt. Did he kill her to keep her quiet? Did someone bury her there to frame Harry?
Marcus finds himself drawn into the quest to prove Harry innocent, but what he learns along the way threatens his life, his career and his faith in his dear friend.
About a quarter into the book I knew what Harry was hiding. Not the who per se, but definitely the what. A scene that takes place in Nola’s house just opened my eyes to the meaning behind the words and the advice Harry gives to Marcus.
Even as the plot unravels slowly Dicker keeps on hitting the reader with reveal after reveal. The safe small town aura gives the scenario a realistic feel and the read is riveting until the very last word. It is a frightening look behind the closed doors of a supposedly quiet town.
I shudder at the thought that this book was considered for the Prix Goncourt. French language literature must be hitting rock bottom. Domage!
The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair is one of those books that felt familiar and comfortable from the first page. Joël Dicker's writing flowed with ease, instantly drawing me into the story and the lives of the characters. The narrative takes in the events of thirty three years ago, the summer of 1975, when Nola Kellergan went missing and the present where Marcus Goldman, with the help of Sergeant Gahalwood, looks into Nola's murder with the aim of proving Harry's innocence and finding the real murderer. Of course there are many different twists and turns in this book ,and not everything is at it seems in the sleepy town of Somerset New Hampshire or with its residents.
There are a wonderful cast of characters in this book, many of whom are hiding secrets and not happy with their lot in life. There is very much the small town mentality in Somerset, those with self importance, those who gossip about others lives to hide the disappointment of their own, but all don't seem to be able to see what is going on under their noses, or are burying their heads in the sand. Harry Quebert is an interesting character, you can't get away from the fact that he was in his thirties and having a relationship with a fifteen year old girl, which is wrong, but there was a love story there. Harry never married or moved from his house incase Nola came back to find him. The love story is touching, but at the same time a bit sinister, but I still had sympathy for Harry for losing what was the love of his life and being accused of her murder. Marcus is between a rock and a hard place with his publisher, and finds himself writing the book about what really happened to Nola. He is dogged in his approach, and through him there is revelation, after revelation and the plot goes on many different tangents it leaves you in a spin and never quite sure what is true or where the investigation is going. There is also an interesting subtext on what it means to be a great author and what makes a masterful piece of fiction.
The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair is an intelligent crime thriller, with added humour, that held my attention throughout. The intricate plot, the fascinating characters and the fast paced murder investigation make this a riveting and at times shocking read. The translation from the original French didn't seem to loose the atmosphere or nuances of the plot and characters which can sometimes be lost. This hugely entertaining and gripping read that will captivate you until the final verdict; a breathtaking debut novel.