Reviews

  • The Secret History succeeds magnificently ... A remarkably powerful novel [and] a ferociously well-paced entertainment ... Forceful, cerebral, and impeccably controlled

    New York Times
  • So irresistible and seductive it's almost a guilty pleasure

    Guardian
  • A huge, mesmerizing, galloping read

    Vanity Fair
  • Donna Tartt is an amazingly good writer. She's dense, she's allusive. She's a gorgeous storyteller

    Stephen King
  • Takes my breath away

    Ruth Rendell
  • Brilliant and compulsive

    Evening Standard
  • A haunting, compelling, and brilliant piece of fiction ... Packed with literary allusion and told with a sophistication and texture that owes much more to the nineteenth century than to the twentieth

    The Times