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The Wych Elm: The Sunday Times bestseller

The Wych Elm: The Sunday Times bestseller

Also published in the US title " The Witch Elm "

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ISBN 9780241379516
Barcode 9780241379516
Published 29 October 2018 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By French, Tana
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780241379516
ISBN-10 0241379512
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Viking
Publication Date 29 October 2018
International Publication Date 11 October 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By French, Tana
Category Modern Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Number of Pages 528
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 38mm
Weight 631g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 937168

Description of this Book

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 the family's ancestral 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. 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The new Tartt...every bit as good as The Secret History * The Times, on The Secret Place * 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 *

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Author's Bio

Tana French has won many awards for her fiction, including the Edgar, Anthony, Barry, Macavity and IVCA Clarion awards, the LA Times Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller and the Irish Book Award for Best Crime Fiction. She grew up in Ireland, Italy, the US and Malawi, and trained as an actress at Trinity College Dublin before becoming a writer. She lives in Dublin with her family.

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