“Witch Elm” by Tara French (Dublin Murder Squad) is a “spellbinding standalone” about a happy-go-lucky charmer who interrupts a burglary and is left for dead. Recovering from his injuries, he returns home to care for a dying uncle. There, he discovers a life-changing secret. This is “Tana French’s best and most intricately nuanced novel yet”. After “a seductively detailed start”, she goes “peddle to the metal for its final twists and turns” (NYT).