The Secret Place: A Novel
"An absolutely mesmerizing read.... Tana French is simply this: a truly great writer." (Gillian Flynn)
Listen to the New York Times best seller by Tana French, author of The Witch Elm, "the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years" (The Washington Post)
A year ago a boy was found murdered at a girls' boarding school, and the case was never solved. Detective Stephen Moran has been waiting for his chance to join Dublin's Murder Squad when 16-year-old Holly Mackey arrives in his office with a photo of the boy with the caption "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.