The Secret Place - Tana French

The Secret Place

By Tana French

  • Release Date - Published: 2014-09-02
  • Book Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Author: Tana French
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 535 Ratings)

The Secret Place Tana French read online review & book description:

“An absolutely mesmerizing read. . . . Tana French is simply this: a truly great writer.” —Gillian Flynn

Read the New York Times bestseller by Tana French, author of the forthcoming novel The Searcher and “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 girlsʼ boarding school, and the case was never solved. 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 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.

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Posted Reviews

  • Tana is pure writing heinous!

    By Noneayafingbizness
    Absolutely love her stories and characters. The Likeness is my hands down favorite and should be a huge success as a movie! Secret Place is another winner! Thanks again Tana!!!
  • An Incredibly Engaging Story

    By BrianM8614
    Tana French writes so beautifully. But more than that, her stories unfold in a compelling and natural way. The plots are relatively straightforward; but the subtle twists and turns are such that often the best surprises are on the last few pages. The dialogue is always spot on. The Secret Place takes you, along with an unlikely pairing of detectives, to an exclusive teenage girls' boarding school where there has been an unsolved murder. Of course you eventually learn who did it; but the very best part is spending time with each of the characters, getting to know them and to enjoy their company. I really liked every moment I spent with this book.
  • Wolfhound

    By Wolfhound 51
    So boring could not finish
  • Excellent

    By Rapardoe
    Excellent book as Tana French always delivers.
  • What was this?

    By Reidsvillegirl
    I am disappointed. I've loved all of French's work until now. It was an interesting concept, moving back and forth in time, trying to catch the sense of a 12-hour investigation, but it dragged badly. Many of the characters seemed to meld into each other. I finally skipped the last hundred pages to find out which teen girl actually did it. Just plain boring, sorry to say.
  • The Secret Place

    By Suzette23
    Tedious...took forever to finish. I'm still confused about who committed the murder and not interested enough to reread the last two chapters.
  • The not a series series

    By quickreads
    Each of her books has a different voice. Frustrating if you're feeling hooked on a series and just want more. Beautifully satisfying once you let go and sink into the story. This one is about that strange moment where you have one foot in childhood and one in adulthood. It's about loss. The murder mystery is the setting. Loved it.
  • Secret Place

    By Crowema
    Terribly boring. Took weeks to finish.
  • The Secret Place.

    By Silverswan2
    I'm a fan of Ms French but this book was tediously slow. It lacked great interest and it was not until the last quarter of the book that the beautiful prose that the author can produce shone through.
  • Terrible

    By Teens so
    Worst book

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