Swiss Sensation Joel Dicker's compulsive follow-up to the phenomenally bestselling The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair
NOVEMBER 24, 2004
The day of the tragedy. The end of a brotherhood.
The Baltimore Boys. The Goldman Gang. That was what they called Marcus Goldman and his cousins Woody and Hillel. Three brilliant young men with dazzling futures ahead of them, before their kingdom crumbled beneath the weight of lies, jealousy and betrayal. For years, Marcus has struggled with the burdens of his past, but now he must attempt to banish his demons and tell the true and astonishing story of the Baltimore Boys.
The stunning new novel from the author of the global bestseller, The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair
Translated from the French by Alison Anderson
The book of the year.
A top-class literary thriller that smoothly outclasses its rivals. - The Times on The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair.
It's a terrific story and I'm loving it.
Tremendous fun and almost insanely readable. - Irish Independent on The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair.
It's a terrific story and I'm loving it. - Philip Schofield, on The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair.
The book of the year. - Simon Mayo on The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair.
A titan of a novel. Nabokovian. Highly recommended - El Cultural de El Mundo
Joel Dicker really knows how to tell a great story - Valeurs Actuelles
Once again, Dicker brilliantly combines all the elements that first enticed his legions of readers - Le Point
My goodness, this Joel Dicker can really spin a yarn - Tribune de Geneve
A new masterstroke from Joel Dicker. The ace up his sleeve - Culturebox
A literary phenomenon - Figaro
The Dicker who wrote The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair was a magician, a juggler. The Dicker of The Baltimore Boys has no need of such tricks. He is not just a good writer, he is a great writer - Corriere della Serra
Veers between nostalgia for what could have been and regrets for what can never be. Captivating and beautifully conceived - Elle
A striking insight into America's weird class system, and a moving
story of brotherhood and family rivalry - The Times
Sweeping, clever, heartbreaking and memorable. The perfect summer read - Grazia
Immense and detailed . . . The backstory is all-consuming and will not let you skip a single paragraph - Independent
Joel Dicker was born in Geneva in 1985, where he studied Law. The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair was nominated for the Prix Goncourt and won the Grand Prix du Roman de l'Academie Fran aise and the Prix Goncourt des Lyceens. It has sold more than 3.6 million copies in 42 countries. The Baltimore Boys, at once a prequel and a sequel, has sold more than 750,000 in France.