The Secret Place

Version: Unabridged
Author: Tana French
Narrator: Stephen Hogan , Lara Hutchinson
Genres: Police Stories
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Published In: September 2014
# of Units: 16 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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The sensational new novel from "one of the most talented crime writers alive" ("The Washington Post")
The photo on the card shows a boy who was found murdered, a year ago, in the grounds of a girls' boarding school in the leafy suburbs of Dublin. The caption says I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM.
Detective Stephen Moran has been waiting for his chance to get a foot in the door of Dublin's Murder Squad--and one morning, sixteen-yearold Holly Mackey brings him this photo. "The Secret Place," a board where the girls at St Kilda's School can pin up their secrets anonymously, is normally a mishmash of gossip and covert cruelty, but today someone has used it to reignite the stalled investigation into the murder of handsome, popular Chris Harper. Stephen joins forces with the abrasive Detective Antoinette Conway to find out who and why.
But everything they find leads them back to Holly's group of close-knit friends and their fierce enemies, a rival clique--and to the tangled web of relationships that bound all the girls to Chris Harper. Every step in their direction turns up the pressure. Antoinette Conway is already suspicious of Stephen's links to the Mackey family. St Kilda's will go a long way to keep murder outside their walls. Holly's father, Detective Frank Mackey, is circling, ready to pounce if any of the new evidence points towards his daughter. And the private underworld of teenage girls can be more mysterious and more dangerous than either of the detectives imagined.
"The Secret Place" is a powerful, haunting exploration of friendship and loyalty, and a gripping addition to the Dublin Murder Squad series.

Reviews (2)


Written by Liana L on April 7th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 2/5

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!

Written by Jill W on October 21st, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

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

Author Details

Author Details

French, Tana

Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the United States, and Malawi. She is a trained actress.