The Secret Place (Paperback)
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The Secret Place (Paperback)

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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 28/08/2014
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The photo shows a boy who was murdered a year ago.
The caption says, 'I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM'.

Detective Stephen Moran hasn't seen Holly Mackey since she was a nine-year-old witness to the events of Faithful Place. Now she's sixteen and she's shown up outside his squad room, with a photograph and a story.

Even in her exclusive boarding school, in the graceful golden world that Stephen has always longed for, bad things happen and people have secrets. The previous year, Christopher Harper, from the neighbouring boys' school, was found murdered on the grounds. And today, in the Secret Place - the school noticeboard where girls can pin up their secrets anonymously - Holly found the card.

Solving this case could take Stephen onto the Murder squad. But to get that solved, he will have to work with Detective Antoinette Conway - tough, prickly, an outsider, everything Stephen doesn't want in a partner. And he will have to find a way into the strange, charged, mysterious world that Holly and her three closest friends inhabit and disentangle the truth from their knot of secrets, even as he starts to suspect that the truth might be something he doesn't want to hear.

Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland
ISBN: 9781444796506
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 672 g
Dimensions: 232 x 155 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The Secret Place is excellent - chilling and poetic, perfectly paced and decidedly moreish * Hot Press *
The Secret Place is cleverly plotted and beautifully written, offering an unrivalled insight into the hormone-fuelled world of privileged teenagers * Irish Independent *
French is simply a brilliant writer...her books transcend genre. Her prose is 'literary fiction', her plots are intricate, her characters and dialogue compellingly real * Sunday Independent *
Lyrical descriptions and a taut plot make this a pitch-perfect thriller * Evening Echo *
Evocative of Donna Tartt's New England college campus mystery The Secret History...French has the ability to transport one back to the awkward, stumbling days of one's teenage years * Irish Examiner *
A gripping tale...[a] vivid account of the crackling intensity of adolescence * Irish Times *

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“Brilliant Suspense Thriller”

The Secret Place #Iknowwhokilledhim

The Secret Place by Tana French will blow you away with the suspense each page ratchets up the suspense till you are so anxious you need to finish the thriller. I am not sure how... More

Hardback edition
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“The Secret Place”

I love Tana French, I started with Broken Harbour when I'd run out of Sophie Hannah books to read and was amazed by it. I quickly devoured the others and had been eargerly awaiting a new book - even more eagerly... More

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“High recommended- and not just for crime fans.”

It took me a long time to get around to reading The Secret Place, but I'm so glad that I finally did. I had never read any of French's novels before, and although some veteran fans of hers felt a little let... More

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