The Secret  Place Penguin Books

The Secret Place
Penguin Books

New York Times bestselling author Tana French joins us in this episode of CrimeFiction.FM to discuss her new book, the fifth book in her Dublin Murder Squad series, THE SECRET PLACE.

Show Notes

Tana shares her overview of her new novel, THE SECRET PLACE.

She began writing the first book in the series without a plan for it to become a series.   She describes the books as being chain linked together, each with a different narrator who was a minor character in a previous book.

Tana’s work has been described by critics as “literary mysteries.”

Tana enjoys writing from the perspective of people going through the crucial turning points in their lives.

From the Publisher:

TanaFrenchDetective 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.


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