From the writer whose novels inspired the BBC's Dublin Murders TV series...
One of the most compulsive psychological mysteries since Donna Tartt's The Secret History'
'An engrossing, unpredictable, beautifully written mystery'
'Dark and twisty'
'I'm a big fan of Tana French'
WHAT DO WE HIDE INSIDE OURSELVES?
One night changes everything for Toby. He's 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 family's ancestral home, the Ivy House, filled with memories of wild-strawberry summers and teenage parties with his cousins.
But not long after Toby's 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 we're capable of, if we no longer know who we are.
'This book confirms Tana French as [crime fiction's] biggest contemporary star'
'Lyrical, suspenseful, unpredictable'
'French offers a masterclass in unreliability'
'Terrific - terrifying, amazing, and the prose is incandescent'
'Another one of her rich psychological thrillers that will work its way under your skin'
'To say Tana French is one of the great thriller writers is really too limiting. Rather she's simply this: a truly great writer'
'This mystery about family, memory and the cracks in both will haunt you for a long, long time'
'The Wych Elm should cement French's place in the first rank of great literary novelists '
A truly great writer Gillian Flynn