The Witch Elm

The Witch Elm Review

Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life: he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

The Witch Elm asks what we become, and what we're capable of, when we no longer know who we are.

Title:The Witch Elm
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Emily May

    I actually didn't love a Tana French book... the world is broken. I just knew I jinxed it by writing that first paragraph in my review of The Secret Place.I keep trying to convince myself to bump this...

  • karen

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best mystery & thriller 2018! what will happen?***********************************************OH MY GOD, IT'S HERE! AND IT'S NOT AN ARC - IT'S A FINISHED...

  • Meredith

    2 and 4 stars. If I could give this a dual rating, I would! Explanation of rating: I had 5-star expectations for The Witch Elm--Tana French is one of my favorite authors and while I haven’t loved a...

  • Julie

    The Witch Elm by Tana French is a 2018 Viking Books publication. Luck. Toby has never really considered his, until now. He’s always had an easy go of things, able to talk himself out of any potentia...

  • Susanne Strong

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down)There is something about the feeling I get before reading another Tana French novel that calms me and makes me want to sit in a big old comfy chair, with a cushy pillow and a...

  • Tammy

    Lucky and genial Toby meets the guys for a night out to celebrate his circumvention of a potentially career-wrecking incident at work. Afterwards, he is nearly beaten to death by intruders and his lif...

  • Mackey

    Love LOVE and more LOVE for The Witch Elm by the amazing Tana French!!Amicable Toby is a happy-go-lucky guy who fancies himself as one the "The Lucky Ones." He has a great job, although he did create ...

  • Elyse Walters

    NO SPOILERS... .... safe to read....It’s a sin to spoil a Tana French novel.I’ve been reading Tana French since 2007. My memory is clear...I walked into “Borders” looking around...“Into the ...

  • Diane S ?

    3.5 In this rather lengthy stand alone, French again explores the sense of identity, as well as the question, How well do we really know another person? Three cousins, children of four brothers, who h...

  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)

    I had only read one book before from this author and that was “The Trespasser” which I loved. This book was just an o.k. read for me, here’s why.I’m getting a bit tired of unreliable narrators...