The Secret Place: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
September 2014
20 hours 36 minutes
“An absolutely mesmerizing read. . . . Tana French is simply this: a truly great writer.” —Gillian Flynn

Read the New York Times bestseller by Tana French, author of the forthcoming novel The Hunter and “the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years” (The Washington Post).

A year ago a boy was found murdered at a girlsʼ boarding school, and the case was never solved. 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 the boy with the caption: “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.
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Marcia J.

I liked this book better than all the other books in the series, although I enjoyed the entire series. I loved the authors ability to capture the way young girls talk to each other. The conversations between the young girls are extraordinary! I have also enjoyed the interactions between the detective - partners in these books. The author has managed to make each detective a unique individual And the interactions between the detectives interesting and believable. The narration in all of these books is wonderful. I especially enjoyed the way the narrators capture the various accents that would probably be heard in Ireland.

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Jill W

Wish there were more! Loved all books in series. Excellent narrator!!

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Very entertaining. Well told and due to some in-depth imagery descriptions, well visualized!

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John R.

A bit disappointed by this Tana French novel compared to others of hers. Still a good listen but others of hers rate higher. Found the female narrator distracting but she had a more difficult job handling the teenage girls than the male narrator who did a fine job with the detective's role.

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Dusty S.

So dark. Younger people/teenagers seem like jerks throughout. Projects stereotypes, depressing.

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Liana L

The story is garbage. I had to get the audio book because I kept falling asleep reading the actual book and this was for a book club so I made to get through it!

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