'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 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 a webjournal called badguysrock, 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 on the internet.
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Delivers an almighty twist in the tale late on...brilliantly atmospheric and at times heartbreaking - The Times
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 - Mirror
Engrossing psychological thriller...a novel of unusual complexity...Harris, best known for Chocolat, again shows her skill and versatility - Mail on Sunday
Beautifully written...a rewarding read - Guardian
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 - Company
Packed with suspense - Woman & Home
Deliciously brilliant - In Style
Chilling...will keep you guessing until the end - Psychologies
Chilling psychological thriller... Fact and fiction are cleverly blurred, and the intricately plotted spins and turns will keep you guessing till the end - Glamour
Intriguing... Real life tangles with his fantasy online world to create a heart-stopping page-turner - Good Housekeeping
Blueeyedboy is unquestionably a masterpiece of deception and fantasy - Oxford Times
A dark exploration into the mind of an internet-obsessed would-be killer - Red
Creepy psychodrama...BB's voice soon takes on the seductive cadences of her Gallic creations. Harris's triumph is to incorporate email-speak into this tale of rural nasties without frightening the horses - Independent
Joanne Harris is the author of the Whitbread-shortlisted Chocolat (made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp) and seven other bestselling novels. 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.