The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Secret History
The Secret History by Donna Tartt

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An incredibly captivating and beautifully written read! Looking forward to reading more from Donna Tartt soon.

We follow the story of six eccentric students as they make their way through college. Our protagonist is a young man named Richard who is new to the college and soon finds himself obsessing over the illusive Greek professor and his specially selected group of students. Richard manages to convince the professor to take him on and he soon finds himself amongst five extremely clever peers. But all is not what it seems and as Richard spends more time with the group he soon starts to question what they get up to in their free time and why they separate themselves so much from the rest of the school.

Chilling, eerie and suspense-filled! Once you learn what this group of students have been up to you can’t help but feel unsettled. The first half the book had me on the edge of my seat and I was really loving it, the reason I gave a four star instead of five was due to the ending. I thought the ending was good but I think it could of been wrapped up a little quicker – I felt like it wasn’t holding my attention as much as the beginning of the book had. Overall this was a great read and I would recommend to everyone!



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