by Joanne Harris
1 April 2021
'So wise, so atmospheric, so beautifully written' Marian Keyes'The most magical, stunningly beautiful novel' Joanna Cannon'It will intrigue and charm readers every bit as much as Chocolat' Monica Ali Faith. Secret. Magic.
Murder...?Vianne Rocher has settled down. Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, the place that once rejected her, has finally become her home. With Rosette, her youngest child, she runs her chocolate shop in the square, talks to her friends on the river, is part of the community.
Even Reynaud, the priest, has become a friend. But when old Narcisse, the florist, dies, leaving a parcel of land to Rosette and a written confession to Reynaud, the life of the sleepy village is once more thrown into disarray. Then the opening of a mysterious new shop in the place of the florist's across the square - one that mirrors the chocolaterie, and has a strange appeal of its own - seems to herald a change: a confrontation, a turbulence - even, perhaps, a murder .
. . What will the wind blow in today?Return to the world of the multi-million-copy bestselling Chocolat....
'A writer whose wit and sharp observation enhances her engaging story-telling' Salley Vickers'The most magical, stunningly beautiful novel . . .
I sobbed at the end because I couldn't bear to leave. Joanne is truly one of the world's finest storytellers' Joanna Cannon'A place of magic and mysteries, and Harris excels in this delicate balance of realism and enchantment . .
. It will intrigue and charm readers every bit as much as Chocolat' Monica Ali'Sheer pleasure from start to finish. The Strawberry Thief is a delight' James Runcie'I devoured it in one go' Christopher Fowler'Compelling, captivating, incredibly moving, The Strawberry Thief whirls you into a thrilling world you will never forget .
. . A perfect novel that shimmers with brilliance and truth' Kate Williams