The Searcher

A Novel

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Publisher Description

Best Book of 2020
New York Times |NPR | New York Post

"This hushed suspense tale about thwarted dreams of escape may be her best one yet . . . Its own kind of masterpiece." --Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post

"A new Tana French is always cause for celebration . . . Read it once for the plot; read it again for the beauty and subtlety of French's writing." --Sarah Lyall, The New York Times


Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a bucolic Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens. But when a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm-twists him into investigating, Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat, and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets.

"One of the greatest crime novelists writing today" (Vox) weaves a masterful, atmospheric tale of suspense, asking how to tell right from wrong in a world where neither is simple, and what we stake on that decision.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2020
October 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
2.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Apryla ,

Unsatisfying ending

So French’s books sweep you up in a lot of drama and mystery but then you get to the unsatisfying endings and you feel ripped off. All of her stories could be told in two sentences but they are dragged out to 400-500 pages. You get caught up and for all the time you invest you want a better payoff. Of all her books this one felt the most like the author just ran out of ideas so it ends with the characters eating and looking at the landscape. Okaaay…I loved this book and the ending was full of possibilities but she took the easy way out. It was like “A kid died oh well…he was trash anyway so let’s all move on.” Wow! And I’m sorry but Cal needs to move back to America. He’s just gonna be ok with living near a guy who is deceitful and a murderer and low key like the town mob boss bully. What happens when Cal doesn’t do what he’s told? He needs to convince Trey’s mom to sign her over to him and he needs to take her to America and let her have a normal life. A mother who beats her own child just cause an old geezer tells her to. Ha! She doesn’t deserve those kids. So depressing. Mart should’ve been reported-maybe Brendan dying was truly an accident but all the other indecent stuff he pulled around town (pulling strings to have power over people) should have repercussions. There was no Justice in this story. Very disappointing.

Notmynickname3 ,

immersive and poetic

The plot is beautifully woven together with the descriptions of the land. The characters are superbly created, with a keen sense of compassion, understanding and depth. Nothing is black and white, it is all in shades of green and blue like the colors of Ireland. The complexity of the plot and characters make the dichotomy between happy and non happy endings superfluous, it is both and neither.

mpj61 ,

The Searcher

Tana French is a wonderful storyteller….and knows her way around a good mystery. Really entertaining yarn!

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