The Secret History by Donna Tartt


Donna Tartt's The Secret History will give you the perfect excuse to escape the cold and stay cosy indoors for hours - it is completely absorbing. A murder mystery in reverse, you start the story already knowing who has been killed, but what is yet to be revealed is why. It is a sharply observed and brooding portrayal of human nature which will have you pondering the morality of each character, and surprised by the twists and turns of the story. Set in a picturesque New England college, it will immerse you in its vivid autumnal landscapes and harsh, icy winters; and the world of fresh ideas so characteristic of college adolescence. It's a contemporary classic. - Alannah