How does Robert Harris make a detailed very factual account of a long-winded case , little known outside France, so absorbing? Everything is against him. The main protagonists are not particularly likeable, all the facts of the complicated investigation must be presented again and again, and we know the eventual outcome anyway, yet this is a really gripping book. I’m in awe at his skill. Highly recommended .
Robert Harris is an amazingly diverse writer .His books cover a wide range of styles and topics from historical fact/fiction books like ‘Pompeii’ and ‘Enigma’, to imagined history like ‘Fatherland’, and to sly pokes at real politicians like ‘The Ghost’. And I have enjoyed them all.