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. August 30, 1975: the day fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan is glimpsed fleeing through the woods, never to be heard from again; 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 the country’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 own 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 book to save someone’s life?
This right here is a pool book. (I’m ready for Spring.) This is the book you take with you the first day of swimming season and read in one day. It’s fast-paced, boisterous, sexy. It’s a thriller, it’s a love story, it’s a book within a book. Imagine going to visit your mentor, only to see him implicated in the murder of his underage lover, 15 year old Nora Kellergan and tried and convicted by the national media? But Marcus Goldman is determined to clear Harry Queberts name. He only needs to answer three questions: Who killed Nora? What happened in 1975? Who really wrote Harry Quebert’s magnum opus? Full of plot twists, psychological drama and suspense, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair is irresistible and a rollicking good time.