Tana French, author of the Dublin Murder Squad series, is hot right now with her standalone psychological novel, The Witch Elm. Janet Maslin raves about the book in The New York Times, https://nyti.ms/2CwYIZh. Molly Odintz interviews French at CrimeReads, https://bit.ly/2OjewFj. And, of course you can order The Witch Elm through the Web Store. https://bit.ly/2OfmU8p
Here’s the summary of The Witch Elm, Tana French’s first standalone novel.
Named a best book of the fall by Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, Elle,Amazon, PopSugar, The Millions, LitHub, and Parade
A brilliant new work of suspense from “the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years.” (Washington Post)
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.