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Fresh from the staggering success of The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, Marcus Goldman is struggling to write his third novel. A chance encounter in Florida throws him some inspiration from a surprising source: Alexandra Neville, the beautiful, phenomenally successful singer and Marcus' first love.

All at once memories of his childhood come flooding back. Memories of a family torn apart by tragedy and a once glorious legacy reduced to shame and ruin. The Baltimore Boys. The Goldman Gang. That was what they called Marcus and his cousins, Hillel and Woody. Three brilliant young men with their whole lives 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 real story of the Baltimore Boys.

Translated from the French by Alison Anderson.

©2015 Editions Fallois (P)2017 Quercus Editions Limited

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  • Sean Welsh
  • 11-19-17

Well read story a good follow up from Joel Dicker

I enjoyed this book, its the second from Joel Dicker but you don't need to have read the first one to catch up. This story is well read by the narrator and was one of those audio books that i was surprised how quick I got trough it.

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  • Chellemaca
  • 09-07-17

Captured me from start to finish

It was as if I was in the story myself. I couldn't wait to sit in my car and be drawn in to the Baltimore Boys! Brilliant!!

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  • alan
  • 09-03-17

Superb!

Having listened to and thoroughly enjoyed Joel Dicker's previous book The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, I was eager to discover if he would maintain the same high standard and quality with this his second novel and he most certainly has. It's a wonderful story, beautifully written - the characters are three dimensional and I really cared what was happening to them. A fairly long listen at a shade over 14 hours I loved every minute of it. Robert Slade's narration was perfect - just wished I hadn't finished it now.

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  • Jacky
  • 07-29-17

As good as the first

Loved this story - covers a period of 20 years and the friendship of three boys. The narrative and the narration was superb.

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  • Mr. C. G. Moore
  • 07-27-17

OK follow up to Harry Quebert Affair but lacking

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The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair had a bit more of a mystery about it and an interesting format. This is a good character study but isn't quite as gripping albeit well written. Try Harry Quebert first, then try this if you want a more sedate book

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  • Orla
  • 07-08-17

AMAZING !!!

don't write audible reviews and after 5 years of a book a month on audible this has to be one of the best books both for writing and more importantly the narrator. I loved every minute if it so well told I was addicted to it...even listening at work ha ha

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  • ryan
  • 05-26-17

Best book I've read this year!!

Beautiful story filled with joy, wisdom and tears.
Treasure every moment of this wonderful book because undoubtedly you will be sad once you're finished.

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  • lhrsydjfk
  • 05-25-17

Every bit as good...

...As his first novel. Wonderful writer and I will be awaiting his next book in eager anticipation.

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  • ms
  • 05-24-17

entertaining and light

No huge stress or darkness or depth and entertaining although probably not memorable...amusing narrator thank you