There are so many reasons this book is this month’s read! It is Donna Tartt’s first novel, but that by no means suggests inexperience. The story is magnetic and powerful, and it is a tale you cannot put down nor forget. Need more reasons to read this novel? The Guardian has a list of 10 reasons why they love Donna Tartt’s The Secret History. We agree with all of them.
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.