SUMMER HOUSE WITH SWIMMING POOL—is the blistering and addictive new novel from Herman Koch, author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Dinner. Set to release in the States this June, the novel has already sold more than 300,000 copies in Holland alone, and has garnered a ton of praise. This week we wanted to give you the chance for an early read of the ethically, sharp-edged suspense novel that your patrons will be eager and excited for this summer.
When a medical procedure goes horribly wrong and famous actor Ralph Meier winds up dead, Dr. Marc Schlosser needs to come up with some answers. After all, reputation is everything in this business. Personally, he’s not exactly upset that Ralph is gone, but as a high profile doctor to the stars, Marc can’t hide from the truth forever.
It all started the previous summer. Marc, his wife, and their two beautiful teenage daughters agreed to spend a week at the Meier’s extravagant summer home on the Mediterranean. Joined by Ralph and his striking wife Judith, her mother, and film director Stanley Forbes and his much younger girlfriend, the large group settles in for days of sunshine, wine tasting, and trips to the beach. But when a violent incident disrupts the idyll, darker motivations are revealed, and suddenly no one can be trusted. As the ultimate holiday soon turns into a nightmare, the circumstances surrounding Ralph’s later death begin to reveal the disturbing reality behind that summer’s tragedy.
Featuring the razor-sharp humor and acute psychological insight that made The Dinner an international phenomenon, Summer House with Swimming Pool is a controversial, thought-provoking novel that showcases Herman Koch at his finest.
Early Praise for Summer House with Swimming Pool:
“In Koch’s equally devious follow-up to The Dinner, civilization is once again only a thin cover-up for man’s baser instincts…Make no mistake: very few real-world events will distract readers from finishing this addictive book in one or two sittings.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“In this disquieting novel from Koch (The Dinner, 2013, etc.), sex, celebrity and medical ethics become inextricably tangled as a summer idyll goes nightmarishly wrong…A sly psychological thriller lurks within this pitch-dark comedy of manners.”—Kirkus Reviews
MOVIE NEWS!!! Cate Blanchett will make her directorial debut with the American adaptation of The Dinner.
Remember LibraryReads nominations for June titles are due by May 1st.
Not sure how to participate in LibraryReads? Learn more by visiting their website www.LibraryReads.org.