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The Book of Mirrors
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About The Book
When literary agent Peter Katz receives a partial book submission entitled The Book of Mirrors, he is intrigued by its promise and original voice. The author, Richard Flynn, has written a memoir about his time as an English student at Princeton in the late 1980s, documenting his relationship with the protégée of the famous Professor Joseph Wieder. One night just before Christmas 1987, Wieder was brutally murdered in his home. The case was never solved. Now, twenty-five years later, Katz suspects that Richard Flynn is either using his book to confess to the murder, or to finally reveal who committed the violent crime.
But the manuscript ends abruptly—and its author is dying in the hospital with the missing pages nowhere to be found. Hell-bent on getting to the bottom of the story, Katz hires investigative journalist John Keller to research the murder and reconstruct the events for a true crime version of the memoir. Keller tracks down several of the mysterious key players, including retired police detective Roy Freeman, one of the original investigators assigned to the murder case, but he has just been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Inspired by John Keller’s investigation, he decides to try and solve the case once and for all, before he starts losing control of his mind. A trip to the Potosi Correctional Centre in Missouri, several interviews, and some ingenious police work finally lead him to a truth that has been buried for over two decades...or has it?
Stylishly plotted, elegantly written, and packed with thrilling suspense until the final page, The Book of Mirrors is a book within a book like you’ve never read before.
- Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books (February 21, 2017)
- Length: 288 pages
- ISBN13: 9781501141560
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Raves and Reviews
“Intelligent and sophisticated—a crime story told the way Picasso painted pictures. Highly recommended.”
– Lee Child, #1 internationally bestselling author
"Chirovici draws his characters well and tantalizes the reader with judiciously timed revelations. A smart, sophisticated murder puzzle sure to please the more literary-minded aficionados of the form."
– Kirkus Reviews
"Intricately plotted. The action builds to a crafty and believable resolution."
– Publishers Weekly
"A brilliant concept."
“This is a meta-novel which possesses ripping momentum and brims with ambiguity. A high-grade mystery that’s ripe for investigation.”
– Crime Scene
“Exploring the ways in which memories of the same events change from person to person, and the slippery nature of truth, The Book of Mirrors is an insightful and gripping novel.”
“This Romanian author's debut novel in English is an agile and provocative exploration of the tricks memory can play.”
– The Sunday Times (UK)
“An impressive first novel, intelligent and well written.”
– The Times (UK)
“This twisty, brilliantly written tale of a grisly unsolved murder at Princeton asks if we can truly trust our own memories. This nuanced, multi-layered book has a cracking plot to boot and will be devoured by thriller fans.”
– The Sun (UK)
“Slippery murder mystery.”
– The Irish Independent
“This is a fine multi-layered, intelligent crime story that will keep you guessing about more than just the perpetrator of the crime. The author has created characters with depth and feeling. They take hold of you and immerse you in the story, leaving you reluctant to let it go until the final pages have been read. A certain winner.”
– Reading Writes
“I read The Book of Mirrors in a single sitting. It’s a brilliant novel that is utterly compelling.”
– Jo's Book Blog
“Beautifully written, with a very clever structure.”
– Fully Booked
“This is as much a whydunit as a whodunit and the reader is drawn deeper into a web of ruthless ambition, manipulation and revenge.”
– The Bookbag
“Intrigue, confusion, and considerable fact distortion reign supreme in the extreme trial by memory presented by The Book of Mirrors.”
– Little Bookness Lane
“Already shrouded in hype and hysteria, The Book of Mirrors is going to be the one to watch in 2017.”
“This book is going to be a 2017 smash (but don’t cut yourself on the glass) hit!”
– Keeper of Pages
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