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The Enigma of Room 622

By: Joël Dicker,Robert Bononno - translator
Narrated by: Chris Harper
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Summary

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 Joël 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, Joël 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 succession captivates the news media, and the future looks bright, until Macaire learns that the bank's board plan to appoint one Lev Levovitch—Geneva's very own Jay Gatsby —in his place. What seemed a race to the top has just become a race against time....

A Russian doll of a mystery crafted with the precision of a Swiss watch, The Enigma of Room 622 is a diabolically addictive thriller in which a love triangle and a power struggle—fuelled by envy and betrayal—play out between Geneva and the Alps, as the truth twists and turns into something no listener will see coming.

Translated from the French by Roberto Bononno.

©2022 Joël Dicker (P)2022 Quercus Editions Limited

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"Dicker has the first-rate crime novelist's ability to lead his readers up the garden path." (Sunday Express)

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So many twists and turns!!

I really enjoyed this book, the narrator was great and the story was marvellous.

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Disappointing

Was looking forward to this new Dicker. Not the easiest to listen to and follow the plot with frequent time changes, meandering, and poor narration especially on character voIcing and differentiation. Stuck it out though. Interesting conclusion. Would be better read to oneself from a hard copy.

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Brilliant

This is one of my top books of the year. Set in Geneva it has tons of atmosphere. It’s a rich tapestry of intrigue, mystery, and romance set over different timelines with fascinating characters. Superb narration is the icing on the cake.