Book Club – “The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair”, a must read and what we ate

Angies-chocs-webWe’ve been a bit slack about our book club lately with, you know, life getting in the way etc etc but my friend Angie (of the newly launched Queen T Thermo Cooking) hosted our last book club of the year last night and put on quite a spread.  But before we get to the food, our book “The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair,” unputdownable!

the truth about harry

If you are looking for a great holiday read, get this one.  It’s a book within a book, a page turner with unexpected twists and turns.  In a snapshot, Author (in the book not the real author), Marcus Goldman, visits his mentor Harry Quebert who has been implicated in a cold case murder that happened 30 years ago. The questions are, who killed 15 year old Nola Kellergan? What happened in the sleepy town of  Somerset, New Hampshire in the summer of 1975? And how does Marcus write a book to save someone’s life?

It’s a mystery, a love story, a tale of friendship and not to judge a book by it’s cover!  It’s not a difficult read but it reels you in because you just HAVE to find out what happened.  I really enjoyed it and kept thinking about it after the last page which to me, is a sign of a really entertaining, good book.  Put it on your list.

So let’s talk about the food now shall we?  I did Christmas baking in Miss 7’s class during the day (that is another story, 25 7 & 8 year olds decorating gingerbread men and Rudolph cupcakes. I hyped them up on sweets and then did a run for it) so I was all cooked out.  My contribution was to bring along my friend Philip.  Have you met? Here,  meet Philip if you don’t know him, a mighty fine drop in my opinion.



Photo credit from my other friend Dan Murphy

Anyway, Angie is a whizz in the kitchen and with the Thermomix  and so I’m going to share what she id as it was so good.  While she was whipping up delicious food we nibbled on this…cheese-platter-web2

Then I got completely distracted and forgot to take photo’s but we ate an amazing warm brie with basil pesto, (you seriously need to try it) followed by potato & leek soup which was perfect for the rainy night we had, with olive bread and home made butter.


I did remember to take a snap of her delicious white chocolate, pistachio and cranberry fudge and caramels.  How clever is Angie and these are perfect for Christmas entertaining too.  I think I might give the white choc fudge a whirl when I can face the kitchen again.

So, do you read?  Have you read “The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair?  Got any good book suggestions for the holidays?  Are you inspired by Angies spread?

* I have joined the Book Depository Affiliate program so if you click through the link on this post and purchase the book I get a small (very small) commission from them, just so that I can keep on cooking!

2 comments on “Book Club – “The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair”, a must read and what we ate

  1. Ohhh, now this one sounds like one I would love. I am most definitely adding it to my wish list! Thank you for sharing x

    • Vicki
      July 13, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      I was hooked!

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