Noughties by Ben Masters. Eliot Lamb has had countless nights like this before. He's out with his mates, pint in hand, shots at the ready. They're at the King's Arms and will soon be making their familiar descent: pub, bar, club. But this time it's different.
Thus bad begins by Javier Marías. Taking a job under an eccentric film director while completing his university degree in 1980 Madrid, Juan de Vere is asked to investigate unsavory rumors surrounding a family friend and uncovers complications in his employer's marriage and wartime activities.