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.
Richard Papen, a relatively impoverished student at a New England college, falls in with an exclusive clique of rich, worldly Greek scholars and soon learns the dreadful secret that keeps them together. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.