Skip to Content

Arena

Catalogue Record Detail

0241379539
The wych elm
Loading...
Author: French, Tana
Publication year: 2019
Media class: Paperback
Classification: F
Publisher: Penguin Books, 2019
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780241379530
Notes:
Originally published: New York: Viking, 2018
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.
Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
Loading...
Other formats
Hardback:The wych elm:2019
Available: 3
Total no. of loans: 4
No. of reservations: 0

Availability

Loading...
I read this after watching Dublin Murders (also by French) on TV and the voices were particularly strong. Toby has been brain-damaged, making him a very fallible narrator and the reader is invited to mistrust his memory and versions of events. Few characters in this story escape scrutiny, which keeps the reader on her toes throughout this beautifully written and intelligent thriller.
04/04/20
mrayner
Surrey Live
Books by the same Author
P000112004
Loading...
Year 2007
Media class: Large print
Edition: Large print
Publisher: BBC
Resource type: Physical
781p ; 22cm
P000198600
Loading...
Year 2020
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Electronic
1 online resource (400 pages) (ePub ebook)
0241379504
Loading...
Year 2019
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Programme code
Publisher: Viking
Resource type: Physical
528 pages ; 24 cm
1444758349
Loading...
Year 2013
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hodder
Resource type: Physical
596 pages ; 20 cm
1444755625
Loading...
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Resource type: Physical
469 pages ; 25 cm (hbk)
Account
Borrowers of this title also borrowed:
com.axiell.arena.common.exceptions.HTTPCommunicationErrorException: Unable to execute GET to 'https://library.plymouth.gov.uk/documents/21447/28885/borrowers-who.xslt/5a206fe9-1358-4bf5-8895-c9fcaa91146a'
Expand search
Author
Language
Media class
Organisation
Publication Year
Resource Type