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Even the Darkest Night

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Even the Darkest Night by Javier Cercas
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Jun 21, 2022 | ISBN 9780593590065 | 746 Minutes

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“Cercas delivers masterful storytelling here, weaving a compelling drama . . . Moving . . . A winning choice for both literary—and crime-fiction book groups.”
—Christine Tran, Booklist (starred)
Even the Darkest Night is the first in what promises to be an excellent series . . . History casts a long shadow over this tale of political and personal loyalties.” 
—Laura Wilson, Guardian
“It stays in the memory . . . Cercas perfectly captures the fearful mood of a town in rural Catalonia after the crime.” 
—Joan Smith, The Sunday Times
—Barry Forshaw, Financial Times
“A wonderful novel. I look forward to many more Melchor stories.” 
—A.N. Wilson, The Tablet

“Cercas has spun an agile story whose mystery plot grips the reader right from the start and keeps the tension high until the end-game.” 
—Santos Sanz Villanueva, El Cultural
“Impeccable . . . Cercas is unafraid to explore his characters’ emotions, which, instead of toning down the narrative, deepens its impact.” 
—Dómingo Ródenas de Moya, El Periódico
“From beginning to end, this is a tense whodunit.” 
—Lilian Neuman, La Vanguardia

“Could it be that this series is as wide-ranging and addictive as Les Misérables?”
—Ariane Singer, Le Monde
“A novel that impresses with its power.” 
—Christian Authier, Le Figaro
“Leaves you breathless until the last page.” 
—Gilles Heuré, Télérama

“A resounding success . . . Cercas once again proves himself a remarkable storyteller.” 
—Alexandre Fillon, Les Echos

“Cercas weaves a formidable story, admirably served by his unparalleled ability to embrace the world through the most intimate details . . . He wonderfully explores and dissects the psychology of each of his characters, from the purest feelings to the deepest darkness.”
Page des Libraires

“A fabulous novel . . . Such powerful and luminous writing.”
—René Frégni, Le Point
“Exquisite, perfectly successful.”
—Olivier Mony, Sudouest

“Once again, a masterful lesson on what the novel is and what the novel could be in the course of this troubled century.”
TTL, La Stampa

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