Please note: The structure of this title means that chapters are organised in reverse numerical order, from 31 to 1. August 30, 1975. The summer Harry Quebert fell in love with fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan. Thirty-three years later, her body is dug up from his yard along with a manuscript copy of his career-defining novel. Quebert is the only suspect. Marcus Goldman—Quebert's most gifted protégé—throws off his writer's block to save his mentor from the electric chair. But with Nola, in death as in life, nothing is ever as it seems. A brilliantly intricate murder mystery, a hymn to the boundless reaches of the imagination, and a love story like no other.