Faithful Place Faithful Place
Book 3 - Dublin Murder Squad

Faithful Place

A Novel

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Publisher Description

From Tana French, author of the forthcoming novel The Hunter, “the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years” (The Washington Post), the New York Times bestseller called “the most stunning of her books” (The New York Times) and a finalist for the Edgar Award. 

Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was a nineteen-year-old kid with a dream of escaping hisi family's cramped flat on Faithful Place and running away to London with his girl, Rosie Daly. But on the night they were supposed to leave, Rosie didn't show. Frank took it for granted that she'd dumped him-probably because of his alcoholic father, nutcase mother, and generally dysfunctional family. He never went home again. Neither did Rosie. Then, twenty-two years later, Rosie's suitcase shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place, and Frank, now a detective in the Dublin Undercover squad, is going home whether he likes it or not.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2010
July 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
2.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Martholomeow ,

Hard to review

This book is hard to review. The protagonist is Frank Mackey who was first introduced in The Likeness (which i loved!) But he’s a difficult character to like. Most of the book involves him interactiombg with his lower class Dublin family that he has avoided for 20 years. Tana French is an amazing writer, and her depiction of the family is very authentic, but maybe too authentic. These are not pleasant people, and just about every scene devolves into a drunken argument. As much as i enjoyed the writing, there’s only so much of this annoying family i can take.

But as always Tana French pulls it off and creates a poignant story of human experience, love, loss, and longing, disguised as a murder mystery.

Los Guys ,

Faithful Place

Blah blah blah... Once you read the first tedious chapters you can guess who the killer is. What is supposed to be charming Irish neighborhood memories is boring, repetitive background detail.
If you want a well written novel involving family conflict read "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck.

DORI3262 ,

Excellent Writing

I am thoroughly enjoying this series; the author is far more talented than the average mystery writer. She has occasional lapses in the “suspension of disbelief” department, but otherwise, the stories are wonderfully engaging.

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