The Secret Place by Tana French

bookI love Irish author Tana French. Her prose is like poetry which she uses to bewitch you while she takes you on a crazy ride over the course of the pages. When I read fiction, I want it to punch me in the gut, to leave me breathless, to be so good that I have to pry the book out of my own hand to put it down and get some work done. French never disappoints.

French usually includes a bit of the supernatural in her books, which made me uncomfortable at first. What – my forensic mystery isn’t all cut and dry? Using your imagination is required to fully understand the aspects of the case – gasp! Now I find that I enjoy that little extra edge. It makes you think all the more, it adds extra layers to the plot, it makes the story more of an experience than your average journey in reading.

I can’t recommend French’s books enough. If you haven’t read her before, I would suggest starting at the beginning, with In the Woods and reading your way through to her most recent. Have you read any of her books before? Let me know what you think. Do you know of any authors with similar styles – I’m always looking, please let me know!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20821043-the-secret-place?from_search=true&search_version=service

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3 Responses to The Secret Place by Tana French

  1. After going through your post, I just might read her books! I don’t think I’ve ever read from an Irish writer before.

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    • Shannon H. says:

      That’s fantastic! I would start with her first book, “In the Woods”, to get used to her style and the Irish slang which seems to increase with each novel – it’s almost like learning a new language, but it’s so much fun and there are several terms which I’ve adopted and probably overuse 🙂

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