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For me it all goes back to that night, the dark corroded hinge between before and after, the slipped-in sheet of trick glass that tints everything on one side in its own murky colours and leaves everything on the other luminous and untouchable.
One night changes everything for Toby. A brutal attack leaves him traumatised, unsure even of the person he used to be. He seeks refuge at his uncle's rambling home, the Ivy House, filled with cherished 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.
The new Tartt...every bit as good as The Secret History * The Times * Absolutely mesmerizing -- GILLIAN FLYNN Terrific - terrifying, amazing, and the prose is incandescent -- STEPHEN KING Inspires cultic devotion in readers...most crime fiction is diverting; French's is consuming * The New Yorker * French is a poet of mood and a master builder of plots -- Maureen Corrigan * The Washington Post *
ISBN: 9780241379516 ISBN-10: 0241379512 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 480 Published: 29th October 2018 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 1
About the Author
Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the US and Malawi, and has lived in Dublin since 1990. She trained as a professional actress at Trinity College, Dublin, and has worked in theatre, film and voiceover.