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Thursday, June 16, 2016

#27 - The Secret Place - Tana French

Title:  The Secret Place
Author:  Tana French
Read by:  Stephen Hogan and Lara Hutchinson 
Genre:  Fiction
Rating:  B
Published:  2014
Dates:   4/29/16 – 6/15/16
Cds/Hrs: 16/16

This story could have been told in half the time but Ms. French likes to string out her stories endlessly.  But she is a good writer and tells a great story with lots of characters and in this case, suspects, about who killed Chris Harper.  It all begins at St. Kilda’s School and follows the story of Holly and her mates.  Holly is also the daughter of Detective Mackey who we met in French’s The Likeness so his presence is significant in how the other detectives run the investigation.  The reviewer says it is a “powerful, haunting exploration of friendship and loyalty, and a gripping addition to French’s Dublin Murder Squad series.”  My opinion?  Too daunting.

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