The Secret Place

The Secret Place

Audiobook CD - 2014
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Penguin Putnam
“An absolutely mesmerizing read. . . . Tana French is simply this: a truly great writer.” —Gillian Flynn

Read the New York Times bestseller by Tana French, “the most interesting, most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years” (The Washington Post)--and don't miss her newest, The Trespasser, now available

In this "dizzyingly addictive"* novel, 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 a popular boy whose body was found at a girls’ boarding school a year earlier. The photo had been posted at “The Secret Place,” the school’s anonymous gossip board, and the caption says “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.

Shortlisted for the Anthony Award for Best Novel
Shortlisted for Strand Magazine Award for Best Novel


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Random House, Inc.
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, in the grounds of a girls’ boarding school in the leafy suburbs of Dublin. The caption says I 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-yearold 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 find leads them back to Holly’s group of close-knit 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 towards 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.

Baker & Taylor
Investigating a photograph of a boy whose murder was never solved, aspiring Murder Squad member Stephen Moran partners with detective Antoinette Conway to search for answers in the cliques and rivalries at a Dublin boarding school.

Baker
& Taylor

Investigating a disturbing photo of a boy whose murder was never solved, aspiring Murder Squad member Stephen Moran partners with abrasive detective Antoinette Conway to search for answers in the tight-knit cliques and rivalries at a Dublin boarding school. Read by Stephen Hogan and Lara Hutchinson. Simultaneous.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, p2014
Edition: Unabridged ed
ISBN: 9781611761351
Branch Call Number: CD FIC Frenc 16 discs
Characteristics: 16 sound discs (ca. 20 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Hutchinson, Lara
Hogan, Stephen

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AL_ANNAL Oct 15, 2016

A compelling psychological mystery set in an elite girls' school in Dublin. Does a beautiful job exploring peer pressure, the need to belong, and the drive to be one's own person.

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Sep 07, 2015

Apparently one is either a great fan of TF or really, really the opposite. I've tried her books to no avail & fall into the can't abide category. This female reader drove me nuts with the breathy, little sweetie voice. Ug.

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