Hardback book with dust jacket
Signed by author on special signature page
First edition, published in 2019
From the writer whose novels inspired the BBC's Dublin Murders TV series... 'One of the most compulsive psychological mysteries since Donna Tartt's The Secret History'One night changes everything for Toby. He's always led a charmed life - until a brutal attack leaves him damaged and traumatised, unsure even of the person he used to be. He seeks refuge at his family's ancestral home, the Ivy House, filled with memories of wild-strawberry summers and teenage parties with his cousins.But not long after Toby's arrival, a discovery is made: a skull, tucked neatly inside the old wych elm in the garden.As detectives begin to close in, Toby is forced to examine everything he thought he knew about his family, his past, and himself.A spellbinding book from a novelist who takes crime writing and turns it inside out, The Wych Elm asks what we become, and what we're capable of, if we no longer know who we are. 'The Wych Elm should cement French's place in the first rank of great literary novelists 'Observer'