Blueeyedboy

Blueeyedboy

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'AN INGENIOUS, GRIPPING READ... IT TERRIFIED THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF ME' DAILY EXPRESS

FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR JOANNE HARRIS COMES THIS GRIPPING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER...

Once there was a widow with three sons, and their names were Black, Brown and Blue. Black was the eldest; moody and aggressive. Brown was the middle child; timid and dull. But Blue was his mother's favourite. And he was a murderer.

Blueeyedboy is a dark and intricately plotted tale of a poisonously dysfunctional family, a blind child prodigy, and a serial murderer who is not who he seems. Told through a series of anonymous posts on the internet, this is a thriller that makes creative use of all the multiple personalities, disguise and mind games that are offered by playing out a life online.

'Engrossing psychological thriller...a novel of unusual complexity...Harris, best known for Chocolat, again shows her skill and versatility' MAIL ON SUNDAY
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 33mm | 357g
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552773166
  • 9780552773164
  • 82,255

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An ingenious, gripping read...it terrified the living daylights out of me
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Beautifully written...a rewarding read * Guardian * Engrossing psychological thriller...a novel of unusual complexity...Harris, best known for Chocolat, again shows her skill and versatility * Mail on Sunday * Brilliantly written, plotted and insightful...beware unreliable narrators along with a huge plot twist at the end * Mirror * An ingenious, gripping read...it terrified the living daylights out of me * Daily Express * Delivers an almighty twist in the tale late on...brilliantly atmospheric and at times heartbreaking * The Times *
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About Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris's Whitbread-shortlisted Chocolat was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. She is the author of many other bestselling novels, including Lollipop Shoes and Peaches for Monsieur le Cure, both also featuring Vianne Rocher, as is her new novel The Strawberry Thief. She has also written acclaimed novels in such diverse genres as fantasy based on Norse myth (Runemarks, Runelight, The Gospel of Loki), and the Malbry cycle of dark psychological thrillers (Gentlemen & Players, Blueeyedboy, and Different Class).

Born in Barnsley, of an English father and a French mother, she spent fifteen years as a teacher before (somewhat reluctantly) becoming a full-time writer. In 2013, she was awarded an MBE. She lives in Yorkshire, plays bass and flute in a band first formed when she was sixteen, and works in a shed in her garden.
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Rating details

4,089 ratings
3.26 out of 5 stars
5 16% (651)
4 28% (1,127)
3 32% (1,301)
2 16% (660)
1 9% (350)

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I am not sure if it was the writing style (set in a series of internet blog posts) or the speed at which the story moved but I just couldn't get into this book. Held high hopes for something a bit more detailed and fast paced.show more
by Michelle King
I had a day off from work and read this book in that day as it was so compelling. Loved it, as I have all the other Joanne Harris books. It's a bit hard to discuss the book without giving away the plot but suffice to say, i was not disappointed.show more
by Jayne Horton
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