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The Mountain

Luca D'Andrea

11 Reviews

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Italy, Prehistory, Fiction, Thriller / suspense, Fiction in translation

A CURSED PLACE. A COLD CASE. A KILLER WHO LEFT NO TRACE.

The huge International bestseller.

Gripping, unputdownable and packed with twists, The Mountain is a thriller that you will never forget.

"Can be compared (with no fear of hyperbole) to Stephen King and Jo Nesbo" - Massimo Vincenz, La Repubblica. Jeremiah Salinger blames himself.
The crash was his fault. He was the only survivor. Now the depression and the nightmares are closing in. Only his daughter Clara can put a smile on his face.

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.

Translated from the Italian by Howard Curtis

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Praise for The Mountain

  • Can be compared (with no fear of hyperbole) to Stephen King and Jo Nesb . - La Repubblica.

  • D'Andrea is a real master. - La Stampa.

  • Can be compared (with no fear of hyperbole) to Stephen King and Jo Nesbo. - La Repubblica.

  • A brilliant, enthralling debut. - Stern.

  • 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.

  • A perfectly constructed thriller . . . Draws the reader right in. - Bayerischer Rundfunk TV Capriccio

  • An unbelievably nail-biting thriller. - Alpin - Das BergMagazin.

  • A first-rate thriller. - ZDF Morgenmagazin.

  • Luca D'Andrea's 'The Mountain' wasn't what I expected. But that's okay! It turned out to be something I never knew I needed. - Bookseller at Independent Bookstore

  • With more twists than a corkscrew, this suspenseful murder mystery is an accomplished, gripping debut well worth diving into. - Courier Mail

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Luca D'Andrea

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.