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Gem  Paullin | 1290 comments Mod
Hello fellow Crime, Mystery, and Thriller readers! This discussion is about The Witch Elm by Tana French.

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The Witch Elm by Tana French The Wych Elm by Tana French

Summary

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.

The Witch Elm asks what we become, and what we're capable of, when we no longer know who we are.


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Gem  Paullin | 1290 comments Mod
I have an epub edition of this book I'll share if anyone needs it.


Aditya | 1869 comments A really good book, the plot which had been one of French's problem areas in the past is excellent and her writing was always damn good though it is on the verbose side of the scale. The GR rating is on the harsher side. Off all the books I read in the the thriller/mystery category of Goodreads Choice Awards, this was clearly the best by some distance.

My detailed spoiler free review https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


Maria Hill AKA MH Books (mariahilldublin) LOL Verbose is exactly how I describe Tana's style - I lover her prose. The opening pages of this book are like coming home for me.

Though her style is definitely not for everyone!


Diane Mcclure (dmccluredvm) | 135 comments I’m listening to the audible version. I was wondering if the mystery would ever start...It is lovely prose however. I don’t think its really a spoler to admit there is a mystery but also detailed decriptions of every facial expression.


Maria Hill AKA MH Books (mariahilldublin) Diane wrote: "I’m listening to the audible version. I was wondering if the mystery would ever start...It is lovely prose however. I don’t think its really a spoler to admit there is a mystery but also detailed d..."

LOL Yep its a slow start alright. Tana is found of the details :)


Diane Mcclure (dmccluredvm) | 135 comments I’m glad I stuck it out. This has taken off and the mystery has picked up. It still slowly rolls out.


message 8: by Icewineanne, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Icewineanne | 670 comments Mod
Would love a copy of this Gem......otherwise will wait for the paperback release 😉


message 9: by Aditya (last edited Jan 18, 2019 05:29AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Aditya | 1869 comments Icewineanne wrote: "Would love a copy of this Gem......otherwise will wait for the paperback release 😉"

Might as well download it, will be easier and as illegal as sharing. It is pretty easily available, just don't ask me how I know it or I will have to plead the fifth. :)

Just to clarify not advocating ebook piracy unless it is the last resort like it is here - the book not being available physically.


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Grace (gracepancakes) | 1 comments How can I acquire a copy of this novel?


MadProfessah (madprofesssah) | 41 comments I think this is her best book, even though she is more well-known for her excellent Dublin Murder Squad.


Jenny (diggensjenny) MadProfessah wrote: "I think this is her best book, even though she is more well-known for her excellent Dublin Murder Squad."

I glad you enjoyed MadProfessah.


Jenny (diggensjenny) I think you fine this book is in paperback but with a different title Wych Elm:


Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Wych-Elm-Ta...
Angus and Robertson: https://www.angusrobertson.com.au/boo...
Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Wych-E...
Booktopia: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-wych...
Dymocks: https://www.dymocks.com.au/book/the-w...


Jenny (diggensjenny) Grace wrote: "How can I acquire a copy of this novel?"

Where do you live Grace?


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