A crime story. A love story. A worldwide phenomenon. More than 2 million copies sold
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 fifteen-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 bestseller 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.
The book of the year — Simon Mayo
An expertly realised, addictive Russian doll of a whodunnit — Fanny Blake, Daily Mail
A top-class literary thriller that smoothly outclasses its rivals — Melissa Katsoulis, The Times
Should delight any reader who has felt bereft since finishing Gone Girl, or Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy — Patricia Nicol, Metro
It's a terrific story and I'm loving it — Philip Schofield, Mail on Sunday
It's like 'Twin Peaks' meets Atonement meets In Cold Blood - the French thriller everyone is talking about — Gaby Wood, Daily Telegraph
An intricate murder mystery that could be the read of the summer — Sunday Times
The tale is expertly told, as unreliable information dances with necessary plot shifts and unexpected moments of catastrophe. An accomplished thriller — James Runcie, Independent
Pacy, pleasingly complex and addictive — Good Housekeeping
Complex, intriguing and highly enjoyable — Heat
With enough plot twists to fill a truck, it is a racy read — Economist
Tremendous fun and almost insanely readable — John Boland, Irish Independent
Combines literariness with compulsively readable storytelling — G.Q.
A seductive read . . . well-crafted and highly enjoyable — Daniel Hahn, Independent on Sunday
Dicker has the first-rate crime novelist's ability to lead his readers up the garden path . . . An excellent story — Caroline Jowett, Sunday Express
Unimpeachably terrific . . . A playful, page-turning whodunit . . . If Norman Mailer had been accused of murder and Truman Capote had collaborated with Dominick Dunne on a tell-all about it, the result might have turned out something like this — Chelsea Cain, New York Times
Dicker's bestseller features a labyrinthine murder mystery and a book-within-a-book subplot . . . It's energetically written and cleverly constructed. — Mail on Sunday
'A great noir' Corriere della Sera. — Corriere della Sera
'The cleverest, creepiest book you'll read this year ... Twin Peaks meets Atonement meets In Cold Blood' Gaby Wood, Daily Telegraph. — Daily Telegraph
'All the ingredients of a world bestseller' Die Zeit. — Die Zeit
'The tale is expertly told, as unreliable information dances with necessary plot shifts and unexpected moments of catastrophe. An accomplished thriller' Independent. — Independent
'A global phenomenon' Le Monde. — Le Monde
'A smart, immensely readable, impressively plotted page-turner ... A tour de force, this seems set to be a huge success' Patricia Nicol, Metro. — Metro
'Dicker has the first-rate crime novelist's ability to lead his readers up the garden path ... An excellent story' Sunday Express. — Sunday Express
'An intricate murder mystery that could be the read of the summer' Sunday Times. — Sunday Times
'A spellbinding literary thriller ... It is maddeningly, deliciously impossible to guess the truth' Melissa Katsoulis, The Times. — The Times