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Faithful Place by Tana French
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Faithful Place (2010)

by Tana French

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Series: Dublin Murder Squad (3)

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Take two genres and mix them.
On the one hand, the hard life of the Irish in the eighties and on the other, a detective trying to decipher an old murder case. If only the writer had decided on one period. But he didn't choose, so the plot is shallow in both.

There is considerable potential in his childhood stories in Ireland, but it is a shame that the book wasted on his time as an adult detective. ( )
  bookloverreview | Feb 19, 2019 |
Every single day of Detective Frank Mackey‘s life has been haunted by memories of that night. When he was only nineteen, he and the love of his life, Rosie, had planned to run away to London together. They had schemed to, finally, start a life of their own. He will never forget. That was the night she had stood him up and went on to London without him! And he never returned to Faithful Place since that night, either. So, when his sister called to tell him that Rosie’s suitcase from that night had been found, he did not hesitate to return to Faithful Place. He had to find out what had happened that fateful night!

Peopled with realistic and sometimes humorous characters, this mystery keeps the reader involved and reading. I did guess the murdered early on, but, with all the twists and turns, this story was still extremely entertaining! I fell in love with the characters, and I truly miss them. I hope I can read another Tana French mystery that involves them, again, soon. ( )
  Sandralovesbooks | Jan 22, 2019 |
Her police dramas are just getting better with each effort. Great writing. ( )
  sberson | Dec 24, 2018 |
Detective Frank Mackey finds himself straight back in the dark tangle of relationships he left behind twenty-two years ago when the suitcase belonging to his first love, Rosie Daly, shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place.
  JRCornell | Dec 7, 2018 |
Good story but overwritten....Too much unnecessary, irrelevant stuff ( )
  ibkennedy | Oct 30, 2018 |
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The past haunts in Tana French novels. That which was buried is brought to light and wreaks hell--on no one moreso than Frank Mackey, beloved undercover guru and burly hero first mentioned in French's second book about the Undercover Squad, The Likeness. Faithful Place is Frank's old neighborhood, the town he fled twenty-two years ago, abandoning an abusive alcoholic father, harpy mother, and two brothers and sisters who never made it out. They say going home is never easy, but for Frank, investigating the cold case of the just-discovered body of his teenage girlfriend, it is a tangled, dangerous journey, fraught with mean motivations, black secrets, and tenuous alliances. Because he is too close to the case, and because the Place (including his family) harbors a deep-rooted distrust of cops, Frank must undergo his investigation furtively, using all the skills picked up from years of undercover work to trace the killer and the events of the night that changed his life. Faithful Place is Tana French's best book yet (readers familiar with In the Woods and The Likeness will recognize this as an incredible feat), a compelling and cutting mystery with the hardscrabble, savage Mackey clan at its heart.
 

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As her third novel featuring the Dublin Murder Squad opens, 19-year-old Frank Mackey is waiting in vain for Rosie, who he’s supposed to run away to London with. But when she doesn’t show, Frank leaves the Liberties area of Dublin and ends up in Ranelagh (another Dublin area) without her—thinking she had run off without him. He vows never to return to his dysfunctional family or the street he grew up on with Rosie, Faithful Place. Years later, though, Rosie’s suitcase is found in an abandoned house, and Frank, now a detective, returns to his old neighborhood to learn the truth of that long-ago night.

The past haunts in Tana French novels. That which was buried is brought to light and wreaks hell--on no one moreso than Frank Mackey, beloved undercover guru and burly hero first mentioned in French's second book about the Undercover Squad, The Likeness. Faithful Place is Frank's old neighborhood, the town he fled twenty-two years ago, abandoning an abusive alcoholic father, harpy mother, and two brothers and sisters who never made it out. They say going home is never easy, but for Frank, investigating the cold case of the just-discovered body of his teenage girlfriend, it is a tangled, dangerous journey, fraught with mean motivations, black secrets, and tenuous alliances. Because he is too close to the case, and because the Place (including his family) harbors a deep-rooted distrust of cops, Frank must undergo his investigation furtively, using all the skills picked up from years of undercover work to trace the killer and the events of the night that changed his life.
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Detective Frank Mackey finds himself straight back in the dark tangle of relationships he left behind twenty-two years ago when the suitcase belonging to his first love, Rosie Daly, shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place. The hotly anticipated third novel of the Dublin murder squad.… (more)

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