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Faithful Place: Dublin Murder Squad: 3

Tana French

22 Reviews

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Dublin Murder Squad, Fiction, Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

A compelling psychological mystery from one of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction.

The course of Frank Mackey's life was set by one defining moment when he was nineteen. The moment his girlfriend, Rosie Daly, failed to turn up for their rendezvous in Faithful Place, failed to run away with him to London as they had planned. Frank never heard from her again. Twenty years on, Frank is still in Dublin, working as an undercover cop. He's cut all ties with his dysfunctional family. Until his sister calls to say that Rosie's suitcase has been found. Frank embarks on a journey into his past that demands he reevaluate everything he believes to be true.

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Praise for Faithful Place: Dublin Murder Squad: 3

  • Tailor-made to terrify - Guardian

  • Even more gripping than her last two. A truly amazing novel - so brilliant on dysfunctional family dynamics, with characters so real that you can hardly believe someone's made them up. - Sophie Hannah

  • Gripping. Tana French's third novel hooks the reader from the outset; the characters are masterfully drawn, and the author's ear for Dublin dialogue is pitch-perfect. - Irish Independent

  • A gripping, literate thriller laced with black humour - Irish Times

  • If you're only going to buy one thriller this year, let it be Tana French's Faithful Place. Searing, utterly Dub, and very funny . . . Just don't plan anything if you pick this up; you won't be able to put it down. - Evening Herald (Dublin)

  • French copperfastens her reputation as an author of exceptional insight and talent. - Sunday Independent Ireland

  • Tailor-made to terrify - Guardian

  • Even more gripping than her last two. A truly amazing novel - so brilliant on dysfunctional family dynamics, with characters so real that you can hardly believe someone's made them up. - Sophie Hannah

  • Charming - will leave readers begging for a sequel - Kirkus Reviews

  • The first-time Irish novelist has delivered a mesmerisingly good murder mystery that is so well written, it's hard to prise yourself from reading every single word in one hit....Simply riveting. - MX on In the Woods

  • French has written an involving novel part police procedural, part manor-house mystery with complex and vivid suspects, a strong narrative voice and an intriguing and suspenseful plot. - The Age on The Likeness

  • Warmly written by Tana French to allow the Gaelic lilt to emerge, it's an engaging mystery. - The Daily Telegraph on In the Woods

  • The first thing that Ms. French does so well in "Faithful Place" is to inhabit fully a scrappy, shrewd, privately heartbroken middle-aged man. The second is to capture the Mackey family's long-brewing resentments in a way that's utterly realistic on many levels. Sibling rivalries, class conflicts, old grudges, adolescent flirtations and memories of childhood violence are all deftly embedded in this novel, as is the richly idiomatic Dublinese. - New York Times

  • French copperfastens her reputation as an author of exceptional insight and talent. - Sunday Independent

  • Every holiday needs a good crime novel and French's skilful thrillers are tailor-made to terrify - Guardian

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  • French unwinds this elaborate narrative in a leisurely fashion, using Rob Ryan as her narrator and somehow making his voice lyrical, hardboiled and contemporary all at once: an Irish storyteller's voice, shot through with black humour, self-laceration and moments of mysticism. It's all a bit like Taggart, only Irish, and even better. - Sydney Morning Herald on In the Woods

  • A pitch-perfect narrative voice, and a family dynamic that will ring true to anyone who's come from a sprawling disorganized household. The relationship between Frank Mackey and his daughter is a small masterpiece. - Sara Paretsky

  • Gloriously gripping. - Woman's Day on In the Woods.

  • She lifts the lid on Dublin and offers a haunting portrait of a man belatedly dealing with his demons - Mail on Sunday

  • Even more gripping than her last two. A truly amazing novel - so brilliant on dysfunctional family dynamics, with characters so real that you can hardly b

  • If you're only going to buy one thriller this year, let it be Tana French's Faithful Place. Searing, utterly Dub, and very funny . . . Tana French, Dublin author of international hits . . . is a wonder. Just don't plan anything if you pick this up; you won't be able to put it down. - Evening Herald (Dublin)

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Tana French

Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the United States and Malawi. She is the author of In the Woods (winner of the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry awards for Best First Novel), The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken Harbour (winner of the LA Times prize for Best Mystery/Thriller) and The Secret Place. She lives in Dublin with her husband and two children. She keeps a website at www.tanafrench.com