Win £500 in book vouchers by helping us with a 7 minute reader survey click here.

win prizes twitter Harry Potter House Eds
Search our site
The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn Read the opening extract of the brand new A. J. Finn book before its publication on 22/01/2018

Alibi by Joseph Kanon
  

Alibi

Thriller / Suspense   Action Adventure / Spy   Books for the Boys   eBook Favourites   eBook Favourites   
Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Crime/Mystery/Thriller Facebook group Share this book

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

The sort of book that is not truly compulsive but every time you put it down you are drawn back, wanting to know what happens next. It involves damaged people healing after their World War II experiences; a murder and the personal stresses within a relationship attempting to hide a dreadful secret. Guilt, revenge, love and morality are all intriguingly explored in a satisfying read.

Similar this month: John Sandford.
Comparison: Robert Ryan, Dan Fesperman, Nelson DeMille.

If you like Joseph Kanon you might also like to read books by Dan Fesperman, Alan Furst and Charles Cumming.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Win a SIGNED FIRST EDITION of Damaged.

Get into the Spirit of Christmas with our special SIGNED FIRST EDITIONS competition! We are giving away ONE first edition hardback of Martina Cole's new crime thriller, Damaged, signed by the author!

To have a chance of winning this fantastic prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 4 December 2017. The winners will be notified by 11th December 2017.

Good luck!

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 04/12/2017

Synopsis

Alibi by Joseph Kanon

Adam Miller had had a long war, and when the US Army let him go he made his way to Venice where his mother was trying to recreate her pre-war life. Exhausted both in body and spirit the pace of the ancient city began to heal him, and when he met Claudia, an Italian Jewess, he was ripe for seduction. Claudia's war had been worse, and after Mussolini's downfall she was quickly betrayed to the SS. While she survived, her father didn't, and to her horror she discovers that the man who was responsible for them being sent to the camp is about to become her new lover's step-father.

In a violent confrontation Adam and Claudia are left needing to create an unbreakable alibi, which they do, but to uphold it Adam must establish what really happened to these people and in doing so exposes the ambiguity of morality in peace and in war, and has to grapple with the questions of what is good or evil, what is right or wrong, and does truth really matter?

Reviews

'Magnificent' Minette Walters

'Kanon writes for grown-ups, not for day-dreamers. That's why he is so good.' Allan Massie, Scotsman

'That rare thing - a thriller to stimulate heart & mind.' Mail

'A phenomenal third novel … a fantastic read.' S. Express

About the Author

Joseph Kanon was a publisher for many years, but turned poacher by becoming a novelist with his first, bestselling, thriller LOS ALAMOS, which was awarded the Edgar for the best first novel of 1997.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

8th July 2006

Author

Joseph Kanon

More books by Joseph Kanon
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

josephkanon.com/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
eBook Favourites
eBook Favourites

Historical adventure

ISBN

9780751537260

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

Its jam packed with fantastic titles, informative descriptions & fantastic reviews and has a vast array of great features & competitions.

Linda Rollins

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

It's a lively, independent website with reviews, recommendations and more - with a huge range of books available to buy in all formats.

Alison Layland

Discover new authors and enjoy old favourites; oodles of literary gems to uncover at Lovereading with candid reviews from real reviewers.

Emily Wright

You can trust Lovereading to show unbiased reviews by actual, ordinary readers that help likeminded booklovers choose their next great read.

Linda Hill

Lovereading is a wonderful way to expand my literary horizons, discover inspiring authors & get the chance to read new novels first. #loveit

Zarina de Ruiter

The best new books on the market, reviewed honestly, to give your readers the best choices.

Julie Cook

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools