The Secret Place

By Tana French
(Viking Books, Hardcover, 9780670026326, 452pp.)

Publication Date: September 2, 2014

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The sensational new novel from "one of the most talented crime writers alive" ("The Washington Post")
The photo on the card shows a boy who was found murdered, a year ago, on the grounds of a girls' boarding school in the leafy suburbs of Dublin. The caption saysI KNOW WHO KILLED HIM.
Detective Stephen Moran has been waiting for his chance to get a foot in the door of Dublin's Murder Squad--and one morning, sixteen-year-old Holly Mackey brings him this photo. "The Secret Place," a board where the girls at St. Kilda's School can pin up their secrets anonymously, is normally a mishmash of gossip and covert cruelty, but today someone has used it to reignite the stalled investigation into the murder of handsome, popular Chris Harper. Stephen joins forces with the abrasive Detective Antoinette Conway to find out who and why.
But everything they discover leads them back to Holly's close-knit group of friends and their fierce enemies, a rival clique--and to the tangled web of relationships
that bound all the girls to Chris Harper. Every step in their direction turns up the pressure. Antoinette Conway is already suspicious of Stephen's links to the Mackey family. St. Kilda's will go a long way to keep murder outside their walls. Holly's father, Detective Frank Mackey, is circling, ready to pounce if any of the new evidence points toward his daughter. And the private underworld of teenage girls can be more mysterious and more dangerous than either of the detectives imagined.
"The Secret Place" is a powerful, haunting exploration of friendship and loyalty, and a gripping addition to the Dublin Murder Squad series.



About the Author
Nee aux Etats-Unis et residant en Irlande, Tana French a fait des debutsfracassants en 2007 en raflant tous les prix de la litterature policiere pourson premier roman, La Mort dans les bois. Ses romans suivants, Comme deuxgouttes d'eau et Les Lieux infideles, pour lequel elle a recu le prix du meilleurpolar des lecteurs de Points, ont confirme son immense talent. Elle est traduiteen 31 langues et ses livres se sont vendus a 1,5 million d'exemplaires. Encore un triomphe pour French. The Sunday Times Aussi brillant que Le Maitre des illusions de Donna Tartt. The Washington Post
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