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From the multi-award-winning author of bestsellers In The Woods and Broken Harbour, The Secret Place is a searing novel of psychological suspense
Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the United States and Malawi. She trained as an actor at Trinity College Dublin and has worked mainly in theatre. Her first novel, In the Woods, was published in 2007; it won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry awards for Best First Novel and the IVCA Clarion Award for Best Fiction. In the Woods and her second novel, The Likeness, were both New York Times bestsellers. Broken Harbour won the BGE Crime Fiction Book of the Year award in 2012 and the LA Times prize for best Mystery/Thriller.She lives in Dublin with her husband and daughters.
A gripping tale...[a] vivid account of the crackling intensity of adolescence * Irish Times * 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 * Lyrical descriptions and a taut plot make this a pitch-perfect thriller * Evening Echo * 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 * The Secret Place is cleverly plotted and beautifully written, offering an unrivalled insight into the hormone-fuelled world of privileged teenagers * Irish Independent * The Secret Place is excellent - chilling and poetic, perfectly paced and decidedly moreish * Hot Press *