The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker

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!

Harry Quebert, Book review, Joel Dicker

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  1. I’ve never read Gone Girl, I did however really like The Girl On The Train, this definitely sounds intriguing, and nice to see the longer length of the book is off putting. Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe x

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    • Gone Girl is amazing! I would definitely recommend it. I have The Girl on the Train lined up to read next.

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  2. I haven’t read gone girl just watched the film but I love books like this sounds like a good read. I like to be kept in suspense and watch it all unfold #readwithme

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    • It’s a brilliant read. There’s so much to take in. I haven’t watched Gone Girl, but I really need to see it. The book was amazing.

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  3. This one is definitely going on my last minute Christmas shopping list – perfect, thank you! #readwithme

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    • I’m sure you won’t be disappointed! It is a brilliant read.

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  4. This sounds like a good read, although I didn’t like the Larrsson trilogy of books – I managed the first one and started the second but never finished it.

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    • Thanks very much, it really is a brilliant read! You’re the first person I’ve come across who didn’t get on with the millennium trilogy, but I guess it can’t appeal to everyone!

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  5. I do like the look of that. I also loved the Millennium trilogy although I didn’t get on with Gone Girl. In fact, I’ve popped over to the library website to reserve it

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    • It’s a fantastic book, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed when you get it from the library. I thought Gone Girl was brilliant, but this was better!

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  6. Ooh this looks a good book. I’ve not read Gone Girl or Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy‘ though so may need to give them a read first 🙂 #Readwithme

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