A gripping psychological thriller played out in cyberspace, from the bestselling author of Chocolat and The Lollipop Shoes .
"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."
Blueyedboy is the brilliant new novel from Joanne Harris: 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 posts on email@example.com, this is a thriller that makes creative use of all the disguise, deception and mind games that are offered by playing out one's life on the internet.
JOANNE HARRIS is the author of the Whitbread-shortlisted Chocolat (made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp), Blackberry Wine , Gentlemen & Players , and, most recently, The Lollipop Shoes and Runemarks . Her hobbies are listed in Who's Who as 'mooching, lounging, strutting, strumming, priest-baiting and quiet subversion'. She plays bass guitar in a band first formed when she was 16, is currently studying Old Norse, and lives with her husband and daughter in Yorkshire, about 15 miles from the place she was born.
"Delivers an almighty twist in the tale late on... brilliantly atmospheric and at times heartbreaking."
- The Times
"We all loved Chocolat , and Joanne Harris' new thriller, which follows the lives of three brothers and their dysfunctional families via a series of web journals, has the same beauty with a modern edge. A dark, intricate tale."
"An ingenious, gripping read... it terrified the living daylights out of me."
- Daily Express
"Brilliantly written, plotted and insightful... beware unreliable narrators along with a huge plot twist at the end."
"Engrossing psychological thriller... a novel of unusual complexity... Harris, best known for Chocolat
, again shows her skill and versatility."
- Mail on Sunday