The Secret Place

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The Secret Place

By Tana French

Viking Books, Hardcover, 9780670026326, 452pp.

Publication Date: September 2, 2014

An absolutely mesmerizing read. . . . Tana French is simply this: a truly great writer. Gillian Flynn
Read the New York Times bestseller by Tana French, the most interesting, most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years (The Washington Post)--and don't miss her newest, The Trespasser, now available
In this "dizzyingly addictive"* novel, Detective Stephen Moran has been waiting for his chance to join Dublin's Murder Squad when sixteen-year-old Holly Mackey arrives in his office with a photo of a popular boy whose body was found at a girls boarding school a year earlier. The photo had been posted at The Secret Place, the school's anonymous gossip board, and the caption says I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM. Stephen joins with Detective Antoinette Conway to reopen the case beneath the watchful eye of Holly's father, fellow detective Frank Mackey. With the clues leading back to Holly's close-knit group of friends, to their rival clique, and to the tangle of relationships that bound them all to the murdered boy, the private underworld of teenage girls turns out to be more mysterious and more dangerous than the detectives imagined.
Shortlisted for the Anthony Award for Best Novel
Shortlisted for Strand Magazine Award for Best Novel

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author
Tana Frenchis also the author ofIn the Woods, The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken HarborandThe Secret Place. Her books have won awards including the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards, theLos Angeles TimesAward for Best Mystery/Thriller, and the Irish Book Award for Crime Fiction. She lives in Dublin with her family. From the Trade Paperback edition."