"Blueeyedboy" is 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 which makes creative use of multiple personalities, disguise and mind games that exist when playing out life on the internet. Oh, and it's by the author of "Chocolat" too.
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.
"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