It all starts with an innocuous curiosity: at the Hotel Verbier, a luxury hotel in the Swiss Alps, there is no Room 622. This anomaly piques the interest of the writer JoÃ«l Dicker, Switzerland’s most famous literary star, who is staying at the hotel to recover from a bad breakup, mourn the death of his longtime publisher, and begin his next novel. Before he knows it, JoÃ«l is coaxed out of his torpor by a fellow guest – Scarlett, a captivating aspiring novelist with a nose for intrigue, who swiftly uncovers the reason behind Room 622’s deliberate erasure: an unsolved murder. Meanwhile, in the wake of his father’s passing, Macaire Ebezner is set to take over as president of the largest private bank in Switzerland.
The Enigma of Room 622
“Spectacular . . . drops the reader through one trapdoor into another“ A.J. FINN
It all starts with an innocuous curiosity: at the Hotel de Verbier, a luxury hotel in the Swiss Alps, there is no Room 622.
This anomaly piques the interest of JoÃ«l Dicker, Switzerland’s most famous literary star, who flees to the Verbier to recover from a bad breakup, mourn the death of his publisher, and begin his next novel.
Before he knows it, he’s coaxed out of his slump by a fellow guest, who quickly uncovers the reason behind Room 622’s erasure: an unsolved murder. The attendant circumstances: a love triangle and a power struggle at the heart of Switzerland’s largest private bank, a mysterious counter-intelligence unit known only as P-30, and a shadowy Ã©migrÃ© with more money than God.
A Russian doll of a mystery crafted with the precision of a Swiss watch, The Enigma of Room 622 is JoÃ«l Dicker’s most diabolically addictive thriller yet.
Praise for JoÃ«l Dicker
“It’s that most engaging of treats, a big, fat, intelligent thriller” SIMON MAYO
“Dicker has the first-rate crime novelist’s ability to lead his readers up the garden path” Sunday Express
Translated from the French by Robert Bononno
|Dimensions||23.2 × 15.2 × 4.4 cm|
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