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Secret Place (Hardcover) (Tana French)

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The sensational new novel from one of the most talented crime writers alive” (The Washington Post)The photo on the card shows a boy who was found murdered, a year ago, on the grounds of a girls’ boarding school in the leafy suburbs of Dublin. The caption saysI KNOW WHO KILLED HIM.Detective Stephen Moran has been waiting for his chance to get a foot in the door of Dublin’s Murder Squadand one morning, sixteen-year-old Holly Mackey brings him this photo. The Secret Place,” a board where the girls at St. Kilda’s School can pin up their secrets anonymously, is normally a mishmash of gossip and covert cruelty, but today someone has used it to reignite the stalled investigation into the murder of handsome, popular Chris Harper. Stephen joins forces with the abrasive Detective Antoinette Conway to find out who and why.But everything they discover leads them back to Holly’s close-knit group of friends and their fierce enemies, a rival cliqueand to the tangled web of relationshipsthat bound all the girls to Chris Harper. Every step in their direction turns up the pressure. Antoinette Conway is already suspicious of Stephen’s links to the Mackey family. St. Kilda’s will go a long way to keep murder outside their walls. Holly’s father, Detective Frank Mackey, is circling, ready to pounce if any of the new evidence points toward his daughter. And the private underworld of teenage girls can be more mysterious and more dangerous than either of the detectives imagined.The Secret Place is a powerful, haunting exploration of friendship and loyalty, and a gripping addition to the Dublin Murder Squad series.
The sensational new novel from ?one of the most talented crime writers alive? (The Washington Post)

The photo on the card shows a boy who was found murdered, a year ago, in the grounds of a girls? boarding school in the leafy suburbs of Dublin. The caption says I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM.

Detective Stephen Moran has been waiting for his chance to get a foot in the door of Dublin?s Murder Squad?and one morning, sixteen-yearold Holly Mackey brings him this photo. ?The Secret Place,? a board where the girls at St Kilda?s School can pin up their secrets anonymously, is normally a mishmash of gossip and covert cruelty, but today someone has used it to reignite the stalled investigation into the murder of handsome, popular Chris Harper. Stephen joins forces with the abrasive Detective Antoinette Conway to find out who and why.

But everything they find leads them back to Holly?s group of close-knit friends and their fierce enemies, a rival clique?and to the tangled web of relationships that bound all the girls to Chris Harper. Every step in their direction turns up the pressure. Antoinette Conway is already suspicious of Stephen?s links to the Mackey family. St Kilda?s will go a long way to keep murder outside their walls. Holly?s father, Detective Frank Mackey, is circling, ready to pounce if any of the new evidence points towards his daughter. And the private underworld of teenage girls can be more mysterious and more dangerous than either of the detectives imagined.

The Secret Place is a powerful, haunting exploration of friendship and loyalty, and a gripping addition to the Dublin Murder Squad series.
Number of Pages: 452.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Police, Suspense, Mystery + Crime
Series Title: Dublin Murder Squad
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Tana French
Language: English
Street Date: September 2, 2014
TCIN: 15735232
UPC: 9780670026326
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-9211

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