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  • Published: 13 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9781784755133
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99

The Book of Mirrors




MEMORIES CAN BE DEADLY



A brutal murder



It’s been thirty years since Professor Weider was found dead in his stately home. With little evidence to convict a suspect, the case has never been solved.



A buried mystery



Now, a partial manuscript has been discovered that reveals three people were at the house that night.



All three clearly remember what happened. But someone is lying…

MEMORIES CAN BE DEADLY

A brutal murder

It’s been thirty years since Professor Weider was found dead in his stately home. With little evidence to convict a suspect, the case has never been solved.

A buried mystery

Now, a partial manuscript has been discovered that reveals three people were at the house that night.

All three clearly remember what happened. But someone is lying…

Already translated into 37 languages, The Book of Mirrors is the perfect novel for fans of psychological suspense and reading group fiction.

Praise for The Book of Mirrors
'Intelligent and sophisticated - a crime story told the way Picasso painted pictures. Highly recommended.'Lee Child

'I loved this twisty mind game! The Book Of Mirrors starts with a secret manuscript about a cold-case murder and then uses a host of characters and perspectives to make you look in every direction but at the truth. Who is lying? Is anyone's recall perfect? This isn't just a very clever thriller---it leaves us wondering how much we subconsciously manipulate our own memories to protect ourselves.' Julia Heaberlin (bestselling author of Black Eyed Susans)

'A literary thriller - complex, gripping and a beautiful read.' Jenni Murray

'An elegant, gripping, multi-layered tale about the illusory nature of truth and memory. I loved it.' Tammy Cohen

'The Book of Mirrors is exactly what I look for in a thriller: a great concept, brilliantly executed, smarter than it seems and knotty enough to keep you guessing. Like the best stories about memory, it leaves the reader wondering what's true and what isn't.' - James Smythe

‘This Romanian author's debut novel in English is an agile and provocative exploration the tricks memory can play’ - Sunday Times
'An impressive first novel, intelligent and well written’ - The Times

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 - Sun
‘slippery murder mystery’ - Irish Independent

'Intricately plotted … Faulty memories, outright lies, and secrets make it hard to know whom to believe. The action builds to a crafty and believable resolution.' Publisher's Weekly

'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

  • Pub date: 13 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9781784755133
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

E.O. Chirovici

E. O. Chirovici was born in Transylvania to a Romanian-Hungarian-German family. He made his literary debut with a collection of short stories, and his first novel, The Massacre, sold over 100,000 copies in the Romanian language. He spent years as a journalist, first running a prestigious newspaper and later a major TV station. He has been writing full time since 2013 and currently lives in Brussels.


Praise for The Book of Mirrors

“THE ONE BOOK YOU WON’T FORGET IN 2017 A gripping psychological thriller full of hidden fragments and dark reflections. How would you piece together a murder? Do you trust other people’s memories? Do you trust your own? Should you?”

from the publisher's description

“Intelligent and sophisticated - a crime story told the way Picasso painted pictures. Highly recommended.”

Lee Child

“Magical in its storytelling, the novel lingers in the memory long after an immensely satisfying denouement”

Daily Mail

“entirely compelling”

Guardian

“I loved this twisty mind game! The Book Of Mirrors starts with a secret manuscript about a cold-case murder and then uses a host of characters and perspectives to make you look in every direction but at the truth. Who is lying? Is anyone's recall perfect? This isn't just a very clever thriller - it leaves us wondering how much we subconsciously manipulate our own memories to protect ourselves.”

Julia Heaberlin (bestselling author of Black Eyed Susans)

“An elegant, gripping, multi-layered tale about the illusory nature of truth and memory. I loved it.”

Tammy Cohen

“A literary thriller - complex, gripping and a beautiful read.”

Jenni Murray

“This Romanian author's debut novel in English is an agile and provocative exploration the tricks memory can play”

Sunday Times

“An impressive first novel, intelligent and well written’”

The Times

“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”

Sun

“Intricately plotted…Faulty memories, outright lies, and secrets make it hard to know whom to believe. The action builds to a crafty and believable resolution.”

Publishers Weekly

“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”

Joâ??s Book Blog

“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

“Beautifully written, with a very clear 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

“One of the most suspenseful and unguessable crime mysteries I have ever read.”

United by Pop

“Not only is this a clever read but it is also a well-written one. Encompassing nuances of plot, depth of character and intensity of narrative there is little to fault in the beautiful construction of this.”

United by Pop

“Fast-paced with a cast of untrustworthy characters, this is compelling suspense fiction at its finest”

United by Pop

“The Book of Mirrors is exactly what I look for in a thriller: a great concept, brilliantly executed, smarter than it seems and knotty enough to keep you guessing. Like the best stories about memory, it leaves the reader wondering what's true and what isn't.”

James Smythe

“seamless mix of literary experiment and page-turning mystery”

Crime Scene Magazine

“this is a meta-novel which possesses ripping momentum and brims with ambiguity. A high-grade mystery that’s ripe for investigation.”

Crime Scene Magazine

“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”

BookWormMummy

“this book is going to be a 2017 smash (but don’t cut yourself on the glass) hit!”

Keeper of Pages

“An entertaining, clever story, told in an engaging manner that fits the story. I’ll be keen to read more work by EO Churovici in the future.”

From First Page to Last

“slippery murder mystery”

Irish Independent

“The Book of Mirrors is a fascinating read that shatters the bubble each character is living in. Intelligently written, the novel offers a good insight into the depth of our memories, and the stories that shape our lives”

Martha In a Few Words blog

“Something of a publishing sensation”

James Lasdun, Open Book

“2017 has got off to a blinding start and for all those who have books to publish later in the year: Watch Out. There’s a new guy in town and, man, is he good!”

Chris High Blog

“A new take on murder and memory”

Reading, Writing, Booking

“The story is clever, well-paced and well-constructed”

Irish Independent

“The Book of Mirrorsis a very clever and well written novel”

Reading in Wellies

“It keeps you guessing right to the last page and, even afterwards, leaves you wondering how much of what we accept as reality exists only in our own minds”

Bridport News

“I found The Book of Mirrors extremely difficult to put down”

For Winter Nights blog

“An entertaining, clever story, told in an engaging manner that fit the story. I’ll be keen to read more work by EO Chirovici in the future”

From First Page to Last blo

“This is an interesting, well-written book with plenty of layers and depth ... E.O. Chirovici writes really well, and creates a novel which you’ll want to keep reading. It’s different and deliciously deep, drawing you in as you try to unravel the details”

Snazzy Books

“Set for global success”

Daily Express

“This intelligent multi-layered psychological thriller examines human memory, recollection, self-delusion and how memories can be manipulated. If you want to immerse yourself in a compelling ‘whodunit’, this book will not disappoint!”

Candis

“An absorbing thriller”

Fantastic Fiction blog

“I couldn't put it down”

Brew and Books Review blog

“This is cerebral crime in the manner of Umberto Echo and Paul Auster ... Readers will be spurred on to keep turning the pages by feeling that the ending will reveal not just what the truth is, but what is Truth”

Daily Telegraph

“A gripping yarn”

Sunday Times (Ireland)

“There’s so much to like about The Book of Mirrors. The story is clever, well-paced and well-constructed”

Belfast Telegraph

“Even the twists have twists”

i paper

“Chirovici has written a very clever book. The plot twists and turns, backtracks and goes round in circles, so you can never be quite sure where it’s going to go next.”

Watford Observer

“The Book of Mirrors will keep you up until you’ve finished it”

Metro

“Twisty novel full of unexpected developments and untrustworthy characters”

Sunday Times Culture

“Chilling”

Stephâ??s Book Blog

“a must read”

Femina

“It keeps you guessing right to the last page and, even afterwards, leaves you wondering how much of what we accept as reality exists only in our own minds”

Irish Examiner

“An intriguing whydunit underpinned by a treatise on memory, as a number of witnesses create a cat’s cradle of conflicting testimony designed to keep the reader guessing to the very end”

Irish Times

“The Book of Mirrorsengages on a number of levels. Chirovici delights in leading the reader down various blind alleys and keeps us turning the pages”

Times Literary Supplement


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