The Witch Elm: A Novel

by French, Tana (Author)

ISBN: 9780735224643

Tana French's best and most intricately nuanced novel yet...Get ready for the whiplash brought on by its final twists and turns. -The New York Times

An extraordinary (Stephen King) and mesmerizing (LA Times) new standalone novel from the bestselling master of crime and suspense.

From the writer who inspires cultic devotion in readers (The New Yorker) and has been called incandescent by Stephen King, absolutely mesmerizing by Gillian Flynn, and unputdownable (People), comes a gripping new novel that turns a crime story inside out.

Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life - he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

A spellbinding standalone from one of the best suspense writers working today, The Witch Elm asks what we become, and what we're capable of, when we no longer know who we are.

Story Locale: Dublin, Ireland Atria - Available Now

Format: Paperback, 528 pages

Publisher: Penguin Books, July 2019

Product Dimensions: 8.4 L × 5.5 W × 1.1 H

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