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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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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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Tana French knows how to create full-on characters, the kind that sit with you for a while, especially her narrators. This novel is no exception. Solid writing, gripping story, and crackling dialogue. (The Irish slang is especially fun to read.) While it's a mystery, it's also a story about family and secrets and pasts, and how corrosive they can be, especially when put all together. Another outstanding novel from the author of In the Woods and The Likeness. ( )
  ChristopherSwann | May 15, 2020 |
I think this is the strongest of the three books by French that I've read. Having "met" Frank as a character in "The Likeness" I enjoyed getting to delve into his character in detail in this story. Sure, there's a murder mystery but the book isn't so much about what happened or even who did it as it is about how Frank and the reader get through to the end. The characters are vivid and flawed and brilliant. Very fun read. I'd give it a 4.5 if I could. ( )
  Nikchick | Mar 21, 2020 |
I think this is the strongest of the three books by French that I've read. Having "met" Frank as a character in "The Likeness" I enjoyed getting to delve into his character in detail in this story. Sure, there's a murder mystery but the book isn't so much about what happened or even who did it as it is about how Frank and the reader get through to the end. The characters are vivid and flawed and brilliant. Very fun read. I'd give it a 4.5 if I could. ( )
  Nikchick | Mar 21, 2020 |
More of the same. ( )
  breic | Mar 16, 2020 |
Continue to enjoy French's stories and characters - well written who dunnit. ( )
  Terrie2018 | Feb 21, 2020 |
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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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