The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affaire
I’m usually not a fan of whodunnit/murder mysterybooks. This one was recommended to me by a friend and labeled excellent and it was on my bookclub list when I had no time to read it and forgot all about it. So this year, I finally got to listening to the audiobook version in my car to and from work each day.
It’s quite an intriguing story and at some points confusing as it jumps back and forth in time (and that’s not easy to keep track of when you’re also keeping track of the road). The story is set in Somerset, New Hampshire and you really get the feel of small town life when a girl disappears in the summer of 1975 and her body is found 33 years later in writer Harry Quebert’s garden.
The story is told by Marcus Goldman, a writer suffering from writer’s block and former student of Quebert, travels to New Hampshire to save his mentor, the only suspect.
We travel back and forth in time with the multiple characters as more and more details come to light and it really isn’t until the end of the book that the whodunnit is revealed.