The truth about the Harry Quebert affair : A Novel / Joel Dicker ; Translated from the French by Sam Taylor.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: " The #1 internationally bestselling thriller, and ingenious book within a book, about the disappearance of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl and, 30 years later, a young American writer's determination to clear his mentor's name-and find the inspiration for his next bestseller August 30, 1975: the day fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan is glimpsed fleeing through the woods before she disappears; the day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence. Thirty-three years later, Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist, visits Somerset to see his mentor, Harry Quebert, one of America's most respected writers, and to find a cure for his writer's block as his publisher's deadline looms. But Marcus's plans are violently upended when Harry is suddenly and sensationally implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan-whom, he admits, he had an affair with. As the national media convicts Harry, Marcus launches his own investigation, following a trail of clues through his mentor's books, the backwoods and isolated beaches of New Hampshire, and the hidden history of Somerset's citizens and the man they hold most dear. To save Harry, his writing career, and eventually even himself, Marcus must answer three questions, all of which are mysteriously connected: Who killed Nola Kellergan? What happened one misty morning in Somerset in the summer of 1975? And how do you write a successful and true novella? A global phenomenon, with sales approaching a million copies in France alone and rights sold in more than thirty countries, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair is a fast-paced, tightly plotted, cinematic literary thriller, and an ingenious book within a book, by a dazzling young writer"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      "Originally published in French as La verite sur l'affaire Harry Quebert by Les Editions de Fallois, Paris.
    • Other Titles:
      Verite sur l'affaire Harry Quebert. English
    • ISBN:
      9780143126683 (paperback)
      0143126687 (paperback)
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      DICKER, J.; TAYLOR, S. The truth about the Harry Quebert affair : A Novel. [s.l.] : Penguin Books, 2014. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 15 jun. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Dicker J, Taylor S. The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair : A Novel. Penguin Books; 2014. Accessed June 15, 2019.
    • APA:
      Dicker, J., & Taylor, S. (2014). The truth about the Harry Quebert affair : A Novel. Penguin Books. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Dicker, Joël, and Sam Taylor. 2014. The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair : A Novel. Penguin Books.
    • Harvard:
      Dicker, J. and Taylor, S. (2014) The truth about the Harry Quebert affair : A Novel. Penguin Books. Available at: (Accessed: 15 June 2019).
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      Dicker, J & Taylor, S 2014, The truth about the Harry Quebert affair : A Novel, Penguin Books, viewed 15 June 2019, .
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      Dicker, Joël, and Sam Taylor. The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair : A Novel. Penguin Books, 2014. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Dicker, Joël, and Sam Taylor. The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair : A Novel. Penguin Books, 2014.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Dicker J, Taylor S. The truth about the Harry Quebert affair : A Novel [Internet]. Penguin Books; 2014 [cited 2019 Jun 15]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2014 May #2

This best-selling, award-winning, French literary thriller from a 28-year-old Swiss author has arrived in the U.S. with fanfare not heard since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. So what is all the fuss about? That's puzzling. Jumping back and forth in time from 1975 to 2008, the novel is narrated by Marcus Goldman, a twentysomething writer whose first book was a smashing success but who is suffering from writer's block at the prospect of penning a follow-up. He travels to rural New Hampshire to visit his former professor and mentor, Harry Quebert, whose first novel was also a best-seller and brought him instant celebrity. But in the midst of the reunion, the body of a 15-year-old girl is discovered on Quebert's property and Quebert is arrested for murder. Goldman sets out to prove his mentor innocent, and in the process he writes his long-delayed second book, The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair, which becomes even more successful than his first. With a plethora of suspects, readers are certain to be caught up in the drama—by the the time the book ends, nearly every major character in the story has taken a turn as the likely killer. Beyond the whodunit aspect, however, readers may find themselves shaking their heads at the almost cartoonish characterizations and soap-operatic dialogue. The real mystery here is why we keep reading—but, for some reason, we do. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2014 April #1

Swiss author Dicker makes his U.S. debut with an ambitious, multilayered novel of suspense that's already an international bestseller. In 2008, Marcus Goldman, a Manhattan-based novelist suffering from writer's block, is under pressure to produce the follow-up to his sensational debut. He turns for help to his mentor, Harry Quebert, whose second novel, The Origin of Evil, was a huge critical and commercial success decades earlier. Marcus travels to Harry's home in Somerset, N.H., where he comes across letters and photos revealing that Harry had an affair the summer of 1975 with a 15-year-old girl, Nola Kellergan. Harry admits that Nola, who disappeared that same summer, inspired The Origin of Evil. A few months after Marcus's visit, the chance unearthing of Nola's remains on Harry's property leads to his arrest for murder. Marcus sets out to clear Harry's name—and promises his publisher to write a book about the experience. While at times unwieldy and repetitive, this tale of fame, friendship, loyalty, and fiction versus reality moves at warp speed. Eight-city author tour. (June)

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