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What is the title of a book I'm searching, given the following description?

Asked by luigirovatti (2581points) September 21st, 2020
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It was made in the 2010s. My clues for what the book is are not very much, so, take what you can.

Anyway, the main protagonist was a man, which did sorta important job. Maybe a lawyer, a policeman, a psychologist, or anything like that. Anyway, I think he had a mansion/villa, and didn’t love her wife (not so sure about “wife”, but…). He left the villa for sex, I think.

Anyway, when he returned, three things may have happened: a) he left her. b) maybe she disappeared from the villa. c) she was murdered. These are the three main things that may have happened.

Anyhow, after this, he traveled to another city by the sea, to meet his ex wife. I know it’s by the sea, because one meeting between them takes place on the dock. She had a grudge against him for something he did in the past. She says she must have some time for herself before him and her becoming a couple again.

Then there’s 2 main hypothesis of what may happen: a) he gets some menacing letters (maybe by the car’s wipers). b) he notices someone following him, maybe a stalker.

Anyway, I skipped this part. What I can say is that most of the book revolves around people asking him and other witness/suspects questions. That‘s the big catch.

a) If this is a legal thriller, they might be lawyers, if it’s a domestic thriller, it might be the police. I’m leaning more toward the domestic.

More information: b) There’s also the question that this book might be a stand-alone or part of a series. I lean more toward the standalone.

c) Is the book in first-person narrative or third person? I lean more toward third-person.

That’s all. Thank you all for helping me find this book.

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Darth_Algar's avatar

Well that’s….very specific….

Given your description there could be a million books out there that fit. It would probably be helpful if you could narrow it down a little.

luigirovatti's avatar

Maybe the title or the content of the book is associated with the following words: photographer, photo, questioning, tape, cameraman, recording, etc. Anyway, half of the book is full of the questions&answers format. What’s more, it takes place in a single room.

janbb's avatar

I’m a librarian and usually very good at these things but that one is too vague. Maybe if you knew the color of the cover? :-)

luigirovatti's avatar

@janbb: I think maybe there was a camera on the cover. Or, alternatively, a blurred glass. If I had to guess a color, take green.

canidmajor's avatar

Ten years in retail book sales, and that description fits at least 80% of all the titles in any Mystery section in any bookstore.

The remaining 20% we’re mis-shelved From the Romance section.

luigirovatti's avatar

@canidmajor: What about the description of the cover? Is it narrowing down the books?

canidmajor's avatar

No. Covers change, colors change. If it only had one printing and/or was never a big seller, it is lost to you without title or author. Sorry, but I can’t imagine a description more vague.

janbb's avatar

@luigirovatti I was kind of joking about the cover because people used to come into the library and say, “I’m looking for this book – the cover was red?”

Jeruba's avatar

Try the “Name That Book” thread on

Do read the rules at the top first.

luigirovatti's avatar

@janbb: What’s not to say that (no offense) is there not a book cover search engine?

luigirovatti's avatar

@Jeruba: Thanks for the info. I’ll try.

janbb's avatar

@luigirovatti Let us know if you find it.

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Mimishu1995's avatar

This could be a book published somewhere outside the US and have no English translation. If it’s the case then there could be a chance people here don’t know about it.

You could try Reddit, in the Tip of my tongue sub. There are a lot more people there and someone could recognize the book.

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