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'AN ABSOLUTE MASTERPIECE' John Boyne 'One of the most compulsive psychological mysteries since Donna Tartt's The Secret History . . . impossible to put down' The Times 'Terrific - terrifying, amazing, and the prose is incandescent' Stephen King' From one of the greatest writers of the century comes a landmark novel of huge ambition.________________________________________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 standalone from a literary writer who turns the crime genre inside out, The Wych Elm asks what we become, and what we're capable of, if we no longer know who we are.________________________________________'To say Tana French is one of the great thriller writers is really too limiting. Rather she's simply this: A TRULY GREAT WRITER' Gillian Flynn'French offers a masterclass in unreliability . . . dissolving the boundaries between genre and literary fiction' Sunday Times 'The finest crime writer around right now' Mail on Sunday'A brilliant examination of male privilege and family secrets' Guardian'Gripping and suspenseful, with more twists than a rollercoaster, The Wych Elm is a MAGNIFICENT NOVEL' John Boyne'My favourite novel of last year' Sophie Hannah 'HER BEST BOOK. Really, it is not a crime novel: as ever, Tana's scope is so much broader than that' Gillian McAllister'Another one of her rich psychological thrillers that will work its way under your skin' Lucy Mangan, Stylist'Tana French's best and most intricately nuanced novel yet. . . Get ready for the whiplash brought on by its final twists and turns' The New York Times'I DROP EVERYTHING for a new Tana French book - feign illness, cancel plans and miss deadlines - and it's always worth it. This mystery about family, memory and the cracks in both will haunt you for a long, long time' Erin Kelly 'The Trespasser contains the most tense and serpentine interrogation scenes outside of John le Carr ' Mark Lawson, Guardian
The masterful Richard & Judy pick, from the Sunday Times bestselling author.Winner of the Irish Book Awards Crime Fiction Book of the Year.'A TRULY GREAT WRITER' Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl'ONE OF THE BEST CRIME WRITERS WORKING TODAY' GuardianYou can beat one killer. Beating your own squad is a whole other thing. Being on the Dublin Murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed. Her working life is a stream of thankless cases and harassment. Antoinette is tough, but she's getting close to the breaking point. The new case looks like a regular lovers' quarrel gone bad. Aislinn Murray is blond, pretty and lying dead next to a table set for a romantic dinner. There's nothing unusual about her - except that Antoinette has seen her somewhere before.And her death won't stay neat. Other detectives want her to arrest Aislinn's boyfriend, fast. There's a shadowy figure at the end of Antoinette's road. And everything they find out about Aislinn takes her further from the simple woman she seemed to be.Antoinette knows the harassment has turned her paranoid, but she can't tell just how far gone she is. Is this the case that will make her career - or break it? 'ONE OF THE BEST THRILLER WRITERS WE HAVE' Observer
When he was twelve years old, Adam Ryan went playing in the woods with his two best friends. He never saw them again. Their bodies were never found, and Adam himself was discovered with his back pressed against an oak tree and his shoes filled with blood. He had no memory of what had happened. Twenty years on, Rob Ryan - the child who came back - is a detective in the Dublin police force. He's changed his name. No one knows about his past. Then a little girl's body is found at the site of the old tragedy and Rob is drawn back into the mystery. Knowing that he would be thrown off the case if his past were revealed, Rob takes a fateful decision to keep quiet but hope that he might also solve the twenty-year-old mystery of the woods.
Still traumatised by her brush with a psychopath, Detective Cassie Maddox transfers out of the Murder squad and starts a relationship with fellow detective Sam O'Neill. When he calls her to the scene of his new case, she is shocked to find that the murdered girl is her double. What's more, her ID shows she is Lexie Madison - the identity Cassie used, years ago, as an undercover detective. With no leads, no suspects and no clues to Lexie's real identity, Cassie's old boss spots the opportunity of a lifetime: send Cassie undercover in her place, to tempt the killer out of hiding to finish the job.
'A gripping read for those still pining for GONE GIRL' Elle's top five beach readsThe photo shows a boy who was murdered a year ago.The caption says, 'I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM'.Detective Stephen Moran hasn't seen Holly Mackey since she was a nine-year-old witness to the events of Faithful Place. Now she's sixteen and she's shown up outside his squad room, with a photograph and a story.Even in her exclusive boarding school, in the graceful golden world that Stephen has always longed for, bad things happen and people have secrets. The previous year, Christopher Harper, from the neighbouring boys' school, was found murdered on the grounds. And today, in the Secret Place - the school noticeboard where girls can pin up their secrets anonymously - Holly found the card.Solving this case could take Stephen onto the Murder squad. But to get it solved, he will have to work with Detective Antoinette Conway - tough, prickly, an outsider, everything Stephen doesn't want in a partner. And he will have to find a way into the strange, charged, mysterious world that Holly and her three closest friends inhabit and disentangle the truth from their knot of secrets, even as he starts to suspect that the truth might be something he doesn't want to hear.From the multi-award-winning author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller In the Woods, The Secret Place is a searing novel of psychological suspense.
In Broken Harbour, a ghost estate outside Dublin - half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned - two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder squad's star detective. At first he and his rookie partner, Richie, think this is a simple one: Pat Spain was a casualty of the recession, so he killed his children, tried to kill his wife Jenny, and finished off with himself. But there are too many inexplicable details and the evidence is pointing in two directions at once. Scorcher's personal life is tugging for his attention. Seeing the case on the news has sent his sister Dina off the rails again, and she's resurrecting something that Scorcher thought he had tightly under control: what happened to their family, one summer at Broken Harbour, back when they were children. The neat compartments of his life are breaking down, and the sudden tangle of work and family is putting both at risk . . .
For Mick Kennedy, den højrøstede kriminalinspektør fra TILBAGE TIL FAITHFUL PLACE, handler alt om kontrol. Han følger reglerne, og han følger dem slavisk. Det er derfor, han er drabsafdelingens absolut bedste detektiv, og det er derfor, han får tildelt årets mest opsigtsvækkende sag.Ved Broken Harbour i en af de halvfærdige og halvt forladte boligkomplekser i ’luksusklassen’, der er dynget ud over Irland, finder man ligene af Patrick Spain og hans to små børn. Konen, Jenny, er røget på intensivafdelingen.I starten er Mick Kennedy og hans ’rookie’ ikke i tvivl om, at det bliver en nem sag. Men alt for mange småting er ikke til at forklare: de mange babyalarmer, hvis kameraer peger mod smadrede huller i væggene. Filerne, der er slettet fra Spains computer. Historien, Jenny fortalte sin søster, om en gådefuld indbrudstyv, der snød sig forbi husets nye tyverialarm.Og Broken Harbour får også minderne frem hos Mike. Da sagen kommer på alle landets avisforsider ryger hans søster Dina, af sporet igen, og hun vækker noget til live, som Mike var overbevist om, han havde fuldstændig under kontrol: hvad der skete med deres egen familie en sommer, de holdte ferie på Broken Harbour. GENSYN MED BROKEN HARBOUR, Tana French’ fjerde krimi om Dublins drabsafdeling, er en atmosfærefyldt og intens spændingsroman, fyldt med velturnerede replikker, overbevisende psykologiske portrætter og en stærk og 'råt for usødet'-skildring af det moderne Irland. "One of the most talented crime writers alive," skrev Washington Post, da New York Times bestselleren GENSYN MED BROKEN HARBOUR udkom i USA.
Frank Mackey, weekendfar, arbejdsnarkoman og undercover-chef ved Dublins politi, har i i mere end tyve år holdt sig langt væk fra sit gamle nabolag Faithful Place, langt væk fra en alkoholiseret og voldelig far, en furie af en mor, og tre søskende, der aldrig rigtig har klaret sig. Men en aften ringer Franks søster. Rosie Dalys kuffert er dukket op. Den Rosie Daly, som svigtede Frank 22 år tidligere, da de sammen skulle have flygtet til England, væk fra en forudsigelig fremtid på bunden af Dublins sociale hieraki. Men Rosie dukkede aldrig op den nat, og nu tvinges Frank til at rejse tilbage til barndommes gade og på genopdagelse i sin egen familiehistorie - den der var og den, der er nu. Lydbogen er indlæst af Tobias Hertz