Author: Donna Tartt
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Staff Pick: "The first novel by Donna Tartt, perhaps better known for her book The Goldfinch, is a story about a few pretentious classics students gone wrong. It is a completely engrossing book which has been one of my favourites since I first read it 7 years ago, Tartt gives such an amazing amount of detail without becoming tedious. Despite the many flaws the characters possess, you’ll end up rooting for these bunch of eccentrics through many tribulations."