The Secret History by Donna Tartt lays everything out within the first sentence: A group of college co-eds murder their friend in cold blood. The frankness of this sentence throws the reader into a tailspin that continues on a downward spiral until the books shocking conclusion. The biggest question: Why? Donna Tartt's lyrical novel unfolds in such a way that the reader finds himself as an unwitting and unconscious accomplice, much like the narrator of the book. Donna Tartt is known for writing a masterpiece once every ten years, and her debut novel is no exception! This book is for anyone who wants a few extra chills on a cold winter's night.
Donna Tartt, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her most recent novel, The Goldfinch, established herself as a major talent with The Secret History, which has become a contemporary classic. Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.