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The Secret Place: Dublin Murder Squad: 5 Hardcover – 28 Aug 2014

3.6 out of 5 stars 233 customer reviews
Book 5 of 5 in the Dublin Murder Squad Series

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  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (28 Aug. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444755579
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444755572
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 4.4 x 23.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 233 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 243,533 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The new Tartt - the thriller that's every bit as good as The Secret History . . . Classic in the making . . . French's scintillating dialogue . . . captures how teenagers talk now as expertly as any young-adult novel, and she sustains suspense flawlessly. The Secret Place is at least as good as Donna Tartt's The Secret History and every bit as well written. A film looks inevitable. (John Dugdale Sunday Times)

French's pitch-perfect prose nails teenage lives with uncanny precision and the result is that rare beast, a literary page turner. (Sunday Express)

French is one of the most consistently exciting crime novelists working today. The Secret Place may be her most ambitious book yet . . . completely riveting. French offers a chilling portrait of the ways in which teenage friendships can overrule any conventional morality. - Thriller of the Week (Mail on Sunday)

Prepare to be hooked by one of the stand-out books of the year. (Fabulous)

Tana French is now the undisputed queen of Irish crime fiction . . . her books transcend genre. Her prose is "literary fiction", her plots are intricate, her characters and dialogue compellingly real. (Sunday Independent)

I haven't been so absorbed in a boarding school story since Malory Towers, though St Kilda's in Dublin is altogether a darker place, and even had Enid Blyton been on speed, she could never have achieved Tana French's whip-smart skills when it comes to teenage girl dialogue (Enid would have been horrified at their language) and plot development . . . French ratchets up the tension in familiar fashion and is a marvellous chronicler of the intense, anxious and passionate lives of teenagers. (Daily Mail)

Unmissable Mystery . . . Exquisitely crafted and utterly absorbing. Read it! (Heat)

An absolutely mesmerizing read (Gillian Flynn, author of GONE GIRL)

Winning combination of intricate plotting and psychological depth (Laura Wilson Saturday Guardian)

I know who killed him - but I'm envious of anyone who does not, because it means they have yet to read the new novel by the bestselling, multiple award-winning Irish author, Tana French, already acclaimed as "one of the finest crime writers in the world". (Herald)

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Marian Keyes tweeted 'it's brilliant!', Marie Claire calls it 'a gripping read for those still pining for GONE GIRL' and Gillian Flynn says it's 'an absolutely mesmerizing read'. They all know who killed him. Do you?

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