The Secret Place

The Secret Place

A year ago a boy was found murdered at a girlsʼ boarding school, and the case was never solved. 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 the boy with the caption: “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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Title:The Secret Place
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780143127512
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    The Secret Place Reviews

  • karen

    okay. so let me get the bad news out of the way. this book has disrupted my opinion-based observation that every single tana french book has been better then the one that came before. which is probabl...

  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies

    Giving this book a 2 breaks my heart. The Dublin Squad series by Tana French is among my top 2 mystery series of all time, and I've loved every book in the series - except for this one.The magic is go...

  • Emily May

    "If I've learned one thing today, it's that teenage girls make Moriarty look like a babe in the woods." Tana French takes on the world of teenage girls. This book was 100% worth waiting for and, th...

  • Nataliya

    “This has nothing to do with what anyone else in all the world would approve or forbid. This is all their own.” Reducing Tana French's books to a simple concept of "murder mysteries" would be l...

  • jessica

    the thing that makes this story so unique is that it investigates a cold case. im pretty sure every single crime mystery/thriller ive read was about an active investigation, so the fact that this deal...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Almost a 3 star rating! I liked the detectives! And, I wanted to know who the killer was, so I HAD to keep reading.However, "The Secret Place" is NOT as good as 'ALL' other Tana French books. If you'r...

  • Matt

    Tana French finds new ways to dazzle and impress me with the fifth Dublin Murder Squad novel. Readers familiar with Faithful Place will remember Holly Mackey, daughter of Frank Mackey, and Dublin Poli...

  • Cosette

    Damn, 2014 seems so far away… :( I am pretty excited to hear that we will be seeing Frank again, I love him. Now all I really need is that Tana finally decides to bring back Rob and Cassie (preferab...

  • carol.

    Here’s how I imagine it went down:French and her besties are at their high school reunion weekend. They’re sitting around drinking wine and reminiscing when someone decides to pull out the old oui...

  • Maureen

    Who killed him? Well, I guessed pretty early on whodunnit (though it wasn't blindingly obvious) there WERE plenty of distractions to divert us along the way, although I got the motive wrong, so not th...