Tana French is an American writer of Irish descent who has written many books in the crime fiction genre. French has delivered seven books between 2007 and 2018. A majority of her books have been critically acclaimed, especially her debut novel ‘In the Woods’ which won several awards. Tana French has been praised consistently by the leading daily newspapers and magazines after she surfaced for the first time as a crime thriller novelist in 2007. Apart from ‘The Independent,’ the major news daily ‘The Washington Post’ has also praised her books over the years. Her fifth novel, ‘The Secret Place’, was rated as one of the five best crime thriller books to be published in 2014 by ‘The Washington Post’. Even though she eventually found fame as a writer, Tana French’s first love was acting and she wanted to pursue a career in the show business as a young girl. However, life had other plans for her and she eventually moved to writing fiction.