Friday, September 26, 2014
The Secret Place
The Secret Place, zooms in on a minor character, Stephen Moran, from an earlier novel in this Dublin Murder Squad series. The setting for the crime and the plot of the novel take place at St. Kilda’s boarding school for girls. French draws readers into the complicated behavior of adolescent girls, especially when they live together. The action begins when Holly Mackey, daughter of Moran’s mentor, Frank Mackey, turns up at the police station with a piece of information that reopens a cold case. Much of the action takes place during one intense day, although French manages reductions in the tension through chapters set at the time of the crime, a year earlier. Fans of Tana French and crime fiction will find a lot to enjoy in this novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Secret Place from amazon.com.