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Publisher Description

A New York Times Bestseller

"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 "taut, chiseled and propulsive" (Vogue) new novel from the bestselling mystery writer who "is in a class by herself." (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 what we sacrifice in our search for truth and justice, and what we risk if we don't.

Mysteries & Thrillers
October 6
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Whitmben ,

More a piece of literature than a mystery

This differed from Tana’s other books. Though not much of anything happened (particularly for the first half), somehow everything happened. I couldn’t put it down, but it wasn’t because of the mystery, it was in spite of the mystery. The mystery was secondary to the beautiful writing. The characters so developed.

Artymusician ,

The Searcher

I enjoyed reading this even though I’ve never liked Westerns. Cal and Trey are great characters, but I prefer this author’s other novels. I don’t think I’d like to live in that place, either, but must admit having a group of neighbors willing to do whatever it takes to keep out Dublin gangs to keep the neighborhood safe is tempting. Reminds me of those Charles Bronson movies where he provides vigilante justice.

Ms. Phoebes ,

Great story

I really enjoyed this! No, it’s not a fast-paced thriller. Tana French’s descriptions of this part of Ireland, along with deeply involved character studies, made this “what happened” story absolutely tantalizing for me. So descriptive. I’ll remember this one for a long time. Thank you, Ms. French. Cants wait for your next one!

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