An atmospheric commercial thriller channeling Stephen King and Joël Dicker
Jeremiah Salinger blames himself.
The crash was his fault. He was the only survivor. Now only his daughter Clara can put a smile on his face. The depression and the nightmares are closing in.
But when he takes Clara to the Bletterbach - a canyon in the Dolomites rich in fossil remains - he overhears by chance a conversation that gives his life renewed focus. In 1985 three students were murdered there, their bodies savaged, limbs severed and strewn by a killer who was never found.
Salinger, a New Yorker, is far from home, and these Italian mountains, where his wife was born, harbour a close-knit, tight-lipped community whose mistrust of outsiders can turn ugly. All the same, solving this mystery might be the only thing that can keep him sane.
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Luca D'Andrea was born in 1979 Bolzano, Italy, where he worked as a teacher for ten years. The Mountain, the most talked-about and fastest-selling book at London Book Fair 2016, was sold in more than 30 countries before it was first published in Italy.
A canyon in the Italian Dolomites, beautiful yet sinister, provides a stunning setting for Luca D'Andrea's first thriller . . . D'Andrea piles on the action at the atmosphere with the panache of a seasoned writer. — Marcel Berlins, The Times.
Smart, stylish and extremely scary. — Sunday Mirror.
Can be compared (with no fear of hyperbole) to Stephen King and Jo Nesbø. — Massimo Vincenz, La Repubblica.
D'Andrea is a real master. — Sergio Pent, La Stampa.
An entertaining read with a wide cast of possible suspects, not all of them human. The book's twists and turns continue right until the end. — Western Mail.
A perfectly constructed thriller . . . Draws the reader right in. — Bayerischer Rundfunk TV "Capriccio"
A brilliant, enthralling debut. — Stern.
An unbelievably nail-biting thriller. — Alpin - Das BergMagazin.
Sentences like lightning bolts, twists like avalanches: a spectacular thriller. — Playboy.
An electrifying debut in the new wave of Italian thriller writing. D'Andrea's a name to add to your Eurocrime list. — David Hewson, author of the Nic Costa novels and The Killing
A first-rate thriller. — ZDF Morgenmagazin.
Scenic, pacy, rock hard, with seriously disturbing moments, this a clever, complex thrilling and thoroughly brilliant tale. — Sunday Sport.
The Mountain is a rich, disturbing and multi-layered thriller, the kind you can very easily lose yourself in, just as I did. Just wrap up warm - this is a thriller that chills. — For Winter Nights
D'Andrea's superb debut thriller mines the darkness that hides beneath the surface of Siebenhoch, a beautiful, remote Italian village . . . A genuinely unexpected denouement hits like a freight train, perfectly bringing together all the pieces of a macabre, utterly riveting puzzle. — Publishers Weekly.
The novel contains some fantastic writing and a twist you will NOT see coming! I was genuinely amazed at how much this seemingly cold case, gripped me. — Anne Bonny Book Reviews
D'Andrea's story sweeps away the reader in an avalanche of life-threatening revelations that make The Mountain a complete success as a debut thriller. — New York Journal of Books.