Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker

My book for October was The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker. I finished the book on the flight to Vermont at the beginning of our fall New England trip.

The reason that I ended up reading this book is a little different than usual. Sharon has joined a neighborhood book club this year. Chosen by one of the book club members, this is their book for November. On a flight to Burbank, I had finished a book and this was on my Kindle. I started reading the book and was hooked.

The book was written by a Swiss author. It has been coined Switzerland’s answer to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The original French version has sold more than one million copies and topped the bestseller lists in French-speaking countries.

Unlike The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, it didn't feel like a translation. Additionally, it is set in a coastal New Hampshire town, rather than in a European city.

The book has a complex plot with a number of twists and turns. Other than to say that it revolves around a cold-case murder, I am not going to say any more about the plot.

I was pleasantly surprised by the book. I enjoyed it and recommend the book. I give it a solid "B" grade.

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