'Contains the most tense and serpentine interrogation scenes outside of John Le Carre' -
'Taut, twisty, packed with all-too believable characters and rattles along at breakneck speed.' Woman and Home
This is the case she imagined. Precision-cut and savage, lithe and momentous.
Antoinette Conway, the tough, abrasive detective from The Secret Place, is still on the Murder squad, but only just. She's partnered up with Stephen Moran now, and that's going well - but the rest of her working life isn't. Antoinette doesn't play well with others, and there's a vicious running campaign in the squad to get rid of her. She and Stephen pull a case that at first looks like a slam-dunk lovers' tiff. All she and her partner have to do is track down Lover Boy and bring him in. Then it'll be back to business as usual, watching from a distance as the real detectives go up against the psychopaths. Except when Antoinette takes a good look at the victim's face, she realises she's seen her somewhere before. And suddenly the conviction that there's a different answer takes her breath away.
French's prose glitters, creating a gripping mystery set in a world of shadows and tension - Sunday Mirror
Brilliantly characterised and atmospheric chiller - Metro
Whenever someone asks me to name today's top suspense novelists, my short list always includes Tana French. French is such a gorgeous writer: She's a poet of mood and a master builder of plots that are positively Piranesi-like in their ingeniousness. - Washington Post
The new Tartt - the thriller that's every bit as good as The Secret History . . . Classic in the making - Sunday Times
Tana French is one of today's most exciting crime novelists - Mail on Sunday
Praise for THE SECRET PLACE:
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
Exquisitely crafted and utterly absorbing - HEAT
Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the United States and Malawi. She is the author of In the Woods (winner of the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry awards for Best First Novel), The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken Harbour (winner of the LA Times prize for Best Mystery/Thriller) and The Secret Place. She lives in Dublin with her husband and two children. She keeps a website at www.tanafrench.com