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MEMORIES CAN BE DEADLY A brutal murder It’s been thirty years since Professor Weider was found dead in his stately home. With little evidence to convict a suspect, the case has never been solved. A buried mystery Now, a partial manuscript has been discovered that reveals three people were at the house that night. All three clearly remember what happened. But someone is lying…

MEMORIES CAN BE DEADLY

A brutal murder

It’s been thirty years since Professor Weider was found dead in his stately home. With little evidence to convict a suspect, the case has never been solved.

A buried mystery

Now, a partial manuscript has been discovered that reveals three people were at the house that night.

All three clearly remember what happened. But someone is lying…

Already translated into 37 languages, The Book of Mirrors is the perfect novel for fans of psychological suspense and reading group fiction.

Praise for The Book of Mirrors
'Intelligent and sophisticated - a crime story told the way Picasso painted pictures. Highly recommended.'Lee Child

'I loved this twisty mind game! The Book Of Mirrors starts with a secret manuscript about a cold-case murder and then uses a host of characters and perspectives to make you look in every direction but at the truth. Who is lying? Is anyone's recall perfect? This isn't just a very clever thriller---it leaves us wondering how much we subconsciously manipulate our own memories to protect ourselves.' Julia Heaberlin (bestselling author of Black Eyed Susans)

'A literary thriller - complex, gripping and a beautiful read.' Jenni Murray

'An elegant, gripping, multi-layered tale about the illusory nature of truth and memory. I loved it.' Tammy Cohen

'The Book of Mirrors is exactly what I look for in a thriller: a great concept, brilliantly executed, smarter than it seems and knotty enough to keep you guessing. Like the best stories about memory, it leaves the reader wondering what's true and what isn't.' - James Smythe

‘This Romanian author's debut novel in English is an agile and provocative exploration the tricks memory can play’ - Sunday Times
'An impressive first novel, intelligent and well written’ - The Times

This twisty, brilliantly written tale of a grisly unsolved murder at Princeton asks if we can truly trust our own memories. This nuanced, multi-layered book has a cracking plot to boot and will be devoured by thriller fans - Sun
slippery murder mystery’ - Irish Independent

'Intricately plotted … Faulty memories, outright lies, and secrets make it hard to know whom to believe. The action builds to a crafty and believable resolution.' Publisher's Weekly

'Chirovici draws his characters well and tantalizes the reader with judiciously timed revelations. A smart, sophisticated murder puzzle sure to please the more literary-minded aficionados of the form' Kirkus

Reviews

THE ONE BOOK YOU WON’T FORGET IN 2017 A gripping psychological thriller full of hidden fragments and dark reflections. How would you piece together a murder? Do you trust other people’s memories? Do you trust your own? Should you?

from the publisher's description

Intelligent and sophisticated - a crime story told the way Picasso painted pictures. Highly recommended.

Lee Child

Magical in its storytelling, the novel lingers in the memory long after an immensely satisfying denouement

Daily Mail

entirely compelling

Guardian

I loved this twisty mind game! The Book Of Mirrors starts with a secret manuscript about a cold-case murder and then uses a host of characters and perspectives to make you look in every direction but at the truth. Who is lying? Is anyone's recall perfect? This isn't just a very clever thriller - it leaves us wondering how much we subconsciously manipulate our own memories to protect ourselves.

Julia Heaberlin (bestselling author of Black Eyed Susans)

An elegant, gripping, multi-layered tale about the illusory nature of truth and memory. I loved it.

Tammy Cohen

A literary thriller - complex, gripping and a beautiful read.

Jenni Murray

This Romanian author's debut novel in English is an agile and provocative exploration the tricks memory can play

Sunday Times

An impressive first novel, intelligent and well written’

The Times

This twisty, brilliantly written tale of a grisly unsolved murder at Princeton asks if we can truly trust our own memories. This nuanced, multi-layered book has a cracking plot to boot and will be devoured by thriller fans

Sun

Intricately plotted…Faulty memories, outright lies, and secrets make it hard to know whom to believe. The action builds to a crafty and believable resolution.

Publishers Weekly

This is a fine multi-layered, intelligent crime story that will keep you guessing about more than just the perpetrator of the crime. The author has created characters with depth and feeling. They take hold of you and immerse you in the story, leaving you reluctant to let it go until the final pages have been read. A certain winner.

Reading Writes

I read The Book of Mirrors in a single sitting. It’s a brilliant novel that is utterly compelling

Jo’s Book Blog

Chirovici draws his characters well and tantalizes the reader with judiciously timed revelations. A smart, sophisticated murder puzzle sure to please the more literary-minded aficionados of the form

Kirkus

Beautifully written, with a very clear structure

Fully Booked

This is as much a whydunit as a whodunit and the reader is drawn deeper into a web of ruthless ambition, manipulation and revenge

The Bookbag

One of the most suspenseful and unguessable crime mysteries I have ever read.

United by Pop

Not only is this a clever read but it is also a well-written one. Encompassing nuances of plot, depth of character and intensity of narrative there is little to fault in the beautiful construction of this.

United by Pop

Fast-paced with a cast of untrustworthy characters, this is compelling suspense fiction at its finest

United by Pop

The Book of Mirrors is exactly what I look for in a thriller: a great concept, brilliantly executed, smarter than it seems and knotty enough to keep you guessing. Like the best stories about memory, it leaves the reader wondering what's true and what isn't.

James Smythe

seamless mix of literary experiment and page-turning mystery

Crime Scene Magazine

this is a meta-novel which possesses ripping momentum and brims with ambiguity. A high-grade mystery that’s ripe for investigation.

Crime Scene Magazine

Intrigue, confusion, and considerable fact distortion reign supreme in the extreme trial by memory presented by The Book of Mirrors

Little Bookness Lane

Already shrouded in hype and hysteria, The Book of Mirrors is going to be the one to watch in 2017

BookWormMummy

this book is going to be a 2017 smash (but don’t cut yourself on the glass) hit!

Keeper of Pages

An entertaining, clever story, told in an engaging manner that fits the story. I’ll be keen to read more work by EO Churovici in the future.

From First Page to Last

slippery murder mystery

Irish Independent

The Book of Mirrors is a fascinating read that shatters the bubble each character is living in. Intelligently written, the novel offers a good insight into the depth of our memories, and the stories that shape our lives

Martha In a Few Words blog

Something of a publishing sensation

James Lasdun, Open Book

2017 has got off to a blinding start and for all those who have books to publish later in the year: Watch Out. There’s a new guy in town and, man, is he good!

Chris High Blog

A new take on murder and memory

Reading, Writing, Booking

The story is clever, well-paced and well-constructed

Irish Independent

The Book of Mirrorsis a very clever and well written novel

Reading in Wellies

It keeps you guessing right to the last page and, even afterwards, leaves you wondering how much of what we accept as reality exists only in our own minds

Bridport News

I found The Book of Mirrors extremely difficult to put down

For Winter Nights blog

An entertaining, clever story, told in an engaging manner that fit the story. I’ll be keen to read more work by EO Chirovici in the future

From First Page to Last blo

This is an interesting, well-written book with plenty of layers and depth ... E.O. Chirovici writes really well, and creates a novel which you’ll want to keep reading. It’s different and deliciously deep, drawing you in as you try to unravel the details

Snazzy Books

Set for global success

Daily Express

This intelligent multi-layered psychological thriller examines human memory, recollection, self-delusion and how memories can be manipulated. If you want to immerse yourself in a compelling ‘whodunit’, this book will not disappoint!

Candis

An absorbing thriller

Fantastic Fiction blog

I couldn't put it down

Brew and Books Review blog

This is cerebral crime in the manner of Umberto Echo and Paul Auster ... Readers will be spurred on to keep turning the pages by feeling that the ending will reveal not just what the truth is, but what is Truth

Daily Telegraph

A gripping yarn

Sunday Times (Ireland)

There’s so much to like about The Book of Mirrors. The story is clever, well-paced and well-constructed

Belfast Telegraph

Even the twists have twists

i paper

Chirovici has written a very clever book. The plot twists and turns, backtracks and goes round in circles, so you can never be quite sure where it’s going to go next.

Watford Observer

The Book of Mirrors will keep you up until you’ve finished it

Metro

Twisty novel full of unexpected developments and untrustworthy characters

Sunday Times Culture

Chilling

Steph’s Book Blog

a must read

Femina

It keeps you guessing right to the last page and, even afterwards, leaves you wondering how much of what we accept as reality exists only in our own minds

Irish Examiner

An intriguing whydunit underpinned by a treatise on memory, as a number of witnesses create a cat’s cradle of conflicting testimony designed to keep the reader guessing to the very end

Irish Times

The Book of Mirrorsengages on a number of levels. Chirovici delights in leading the reader down various blind alleys and keeps us turning the pages

Times Literary Supplement

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