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The Mountain

On sale

29th June 2017

Price: £19.99

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Selected: Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9780857057440

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An atmospheric commercial thriller channeling Stephen King and Joël Dicker

Jeremiah Salinger blames himself.

The crash was his fault. He was the only survivor. Now only his daughter Clara can put a smile on his face. The depression and the nightmares are closing in.

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.

(P)2017 WF Howes Ltd.


David Hewson, author of the Nic Costa novels and The Killing
An electrifying debut in the new wave of Italian thriller writing. D'Andrea's a name to add to your Eurocrime list.
Marcel Berlins, The Times.
A canyon in the Italian Dolomites, beautiful yet sinister, provides a stunning setting for Luca D'Andrea's first thriller . . . D'Andrea piles on the action at the atmosphere with the panache of a seasoned writer.
Sunday Mirror.
Smart, stylish and extremely scary.
Massimo Vincenz, La Repubblica.
Can be compared (with no fear of hyperbole) to Stephen King and Jo Nesbø.
A brilliant, enthralling debut.
Sergio Pent, La Stampa.
D'Andrea is a real master.
Sunday Sport.
Scenic, pacy, rock hard, with seriously disturbing moments, this a clever, complex thrilling and thoroughly brilliant tale.
New York Journal of Books.
D'Andrea's story sweeps away the reader in an avalanche of life-threatening revelations that make The Mountain a complete success as a debut thriller.
Sentences like lightning bolts, twists like avalanches: a spectacular thriller.
Bayerischer Rundfunk TV “Capriccio”
A perfectly constructed thriller . . . Draws the reader right in.
Publishers Weekly.
D'Andrea's superb debut thriller mines the darkness that hides beneath the surface of Siebenhoch, a beautiful, remote Italian village . . . A genuinely unexpected denouement hits like a freight train, perfectly bringing together all the pieces of a macabre, utterly riveting puzzle.
Anne Bonny Book Reviews
The novel contains some fantastic writing and a twist you will NOT see coming! I was genuinely amazed at how much this seemingly cold case, gripped me.
Alpin - Das BergMagazin.
An unbelievably nail-biting thriller.
Western Mail.
An entertaining read with a wide cast of possible suspects, not all of them human. The book's twists and turns continue right until the end.
For Winter Nights
The Mountain is a rich, disturbing and multi-layered thriller, the kind you can very easily lose yourself in, just as I did. Just wrap up warm - this is a thriller that chills.
ZDF Morgenmagazin.
A first-rate thriller.