The Wych Elm – Tana French



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From the writer whose novels inspired the BBCs Dublin Murders TV series… One of the most compulsive psychological mysteries since Donna Tartts The Secret History THE TIMES An engrossing, unpredictable, beautifully written mystery SOPHIE HANNAH Dark and twisty SUNDAY TIMES Mesmerising GILLIAN FLYNN Im a big fan of Tana French IAN RANKIN ________________________________________ WHAT DO WE HIDE INSIDE OURSELVES? One night changes everything for Toby. Hes always led a charmed life – until a brutal attack leaves him damaged and traumatised, unsure even of the person he used to be. He seeks refuge at his familys ancestral home, the Ivy House, filled with memories of wild-strawberry summers and teenage parties with his cousins. But not long after Tobys arrival, a discovery is made: a skull, tucked neatly inside the old wych elm in the garden. As detectives begin to close in, Toby is forced to examine everything he thought he knew about his family, his past, and himself. A spellbinding book from a novelist who takes crime writing and turns it inside out, The Wych Elm asks what we become, and what were capable of, if we no longer know who we are. ________________________________________ This book confirms Tana French as [crime fictions] biggest contemporary star Guardian Lyrical, suspenseful, unpredictable Harlan Coben French offers a masterclass in unreliability Sunday Times Terrific – terrifying, amazing, and the prose is incandescent Stephen King Another one of her rich psychological thrillers that will work its way under your skin Lucy Mangan, Stylist To say Tana French is one of the great thriller writers is really too limiting. Rather shes simply this: a truly great writer Gillian Flynn This mystery about family, memory and the cracks in both will haunt you for a long, long time Erin Kelly The Wych Elm should cement Frenchs place in the first rank of great literary novelists Observer

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