As soon as I picked up The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair and looked at the cover, I knew I had to read it. And I wasn’t disappointed. It is 600 pages of pure, page-turning quality.
The review on the back states it: ‘Should delight any reader who has felt bereft since finishing Gone Girl or Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy‘. Which sums me up perfectly.
In the summer of 1975, 15 year old Nola Kellergan went missing. Thirty three years later, her body was dug up from the yard of famous author, Harry Quebert.
His protege, the writer Marcus Goldman, believes Quebert is innocent and sets out to solve the mystery. The story unfolds layer upon layer, with twists and turns along the way as Goldman gets closer to truth. It seems that with Nola and the small town of Somerset, New Hampshire, nothing is quite as it seems.
The book is written from Goldman’s point of view as he juggles solving the mystery with writing his own next bestseller, remembering Quebert’s words of advice on writing as he works.
Harry Quebert kept me gripped right from the first sentence and those 600 pages seemed like no object at all. It reads like some of the very best American fiction, yet Dicker is Swiss and it was translated from French.
If you enjoy a mystery and good quality writing, Harry Quebert comes highly recommended by me!