Synopses & Reviews
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 a popular boy whose body was found at a girls' boarding school a year earlier. The photo had been posted at The Secret Place,” the school's anonymous gossip board, and the caption says 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.
“Terrific — terrifying, amazing, and the prose is incandescent.” Stephen King
"An absolutely mesmerizing read....Tana French is simply this: a truly great writer.” Gillian Flynn
"A book full of giddy, slangy, devious schoolgirls who cannot be trusted about anything, at least not on the first, second, third or fourth rounds of questioning....Part of this book's trickiness is its way of letting characters hide the truth behind the smoke screen of language and let both readers and investigators gradually figure out who is lying."
Janet Maslin, The New York Times
About the Author
Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the United States, and Malawi. She lives in Dublin with her husband and two daughters.