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The Witch Elm

The Witch Elm by Tana French
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Oct 09, 2018 | 528 Pages
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Praise for The Witch Elm:

“ ‘I’ve always considered myself to be, basically, a lucky person.’ That’s the first line of Tana French’s extraordinary new novel . . . Here’s a things-go-bad story Thomas Hardy could have written in his prime . . . the book is lifted by French’s nervy, almost obsessive prose . . . This is good work by a good writer. For the reader, what luck.” – Stephen King, the New York Times Book Review

“Tana French is at her suspenseful best in The Witch Elm . . . Tana French’s best and most intricately nuanced novel yet . . . She is in a class by herself as a superb psychological novelist . . . French’s heretofore finest novel . . . Get ready for the whiplash brought on by its final twists and turns.” – Janet Maslin, the New York Times
 
“Like all of French’s novels, The Witch Elm can be swooningly evocative . . .  even if Toby isn’t on the Dublin Murder Squad, the events in The Witch Elm spur his great, transformative upheaval. The discovery they force on him revolves around one question: Whose story is this? By the time French is done retooling the mystery form—it seems there’s nothing she can’t make it do, no purpose she can’t make it serve—the answer is clear: hers and hers alone.” – Laura Miller, Slate
 
“Head-spinning. . . French has spun an engrossing meditation on memory, identity, and family. A master of psychological complexity, she toys with the minds of her characters and readers both.” –Vogue 

“The literary world’s favorite mystery writer.” — The Cut 

Tana French — she of the lusciously complex sentences, she of the dense and eerie atmospheres — is one of the greatest crime novelists writing today… The Witch Elm is a rich, immersive, and spine-chilling book, because Tana French is great at what she does and she knows how to tell a story. But it’s also a scathing and insightful deconstruction of social privilege, coming from a master of the form at the height of her powers.” — Vox

“A crime thriller at the top of its game.” –InStyle 
 
“Tana French’s new novel is an intriguing blend of whodunit and ‘who am I’ . . . a high priestess of tense, twisty plots . . . the mystery’s resolution is astonishing . . .” – O, Oprah Magazine
 
“Spooky. . . . one of the premier voices in contemporary crime fiction . . . The final revelations in Witch are startling . . . a whodunit far more memorable for the why than the who.” – Entertainment Weekly

“French’s alluring storytelling keeps you hooked.” –Time
 
“A thrilling novel about privilege, family lore, and perception.” –PopSugar 

“The crime writer for people who think they don’t like genre fiction. Her prose is enveloping and intricate, but casually masks its cleverness. She sucks you in with mystery, then unfurls a masterfully rendered, super specific slice of Irish society.” –Vogue.com

“Tana French is at the cutting edge of crime fiction, and The Witch Elm pushes its boundaries further.” –The New Republic

“A spellbinding stand-alone novel carefully crafted in her unique, darkly elegant prose style.” –Booklist 

“Prose so smooth you forget about it and just sink right in.” –Literary Hub

“Exquisitely suspenseful.” –Bustle 

 “Tana French’s The Witch Elm is a chilling mystery about the unreliability of memory.” –Real Simple

“You savor the details — the delicious portrayal of crisp fall weather in Ireland — as you race through the pages. . . A tick-tocking mystery and a fascinating portrayal of memory as a cracked mirror, through which the past can’t quite be seen clearly. –Seattle Times 

“An amazing read from an Iconic thriller writer.” –Mystery Tribune

“Fans of [Tana French’s] previous Dublin Murder Squad books will find themselves happily tangled up in her new novel, and ultimately delighted by the deep psychological dive she leads them on.” –Mystery Scene

“Edgar-winner French is at her suspenseful best in this standalone, in which an Irishman, who’s always considered himself a lucky person, has to reassess his past in the light of a gruesome find on the grounds of his family’s ancestral home.” —Publishers Weekly

“. . . the story is compelling, and French is deft in unraveling this book’s puzzles . . . Psychologically intense.” —Kirkus Reviews

“French’s slow-burning, character-driven examination of male privilege is timely, sharp, and meticulously crafted. Recommended for her legions of fans, as well as any readers of literary crime fiction.” — Library Journal

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