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Faithful Place: A Novel (edition 2011)

by Tana French

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Title:Faithful Place: A Novel
Authors:Tana French
Info:Penguin (Non-Classics) (2011), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 416 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:Fiction, Mystery

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Faithful Place by Tana French

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I figured out who did it almost from the beginning - very predictable. There was not one character that I liked. Very disappointed as I loved her first two books. ( )
  mtlkch | Jun 21, 2016 |
Worth reading just for the phrase "Throw a Freakers!" ( )
  euroclewis | Jun 8, 2016 |
I was hoping for more of a mystery but it was clear early on who the murderer was. Figuring out why it happened was interesting and the novel is well-written but just not particularly suspenseful. ( )
  ltfitch1 | Jun 5, 2016 |
Review: Faithful Place by Tana French.

Tana French creates another great novel. I’ve read the first two books to this series and this being the third book was just as enjoyable as first two. I believe each book was based on the environment and the life of dysfunctional families. The creations of her characters were right on the money. Most of the characters had a flaw and played their role well. There was hundred percent stress negativity throughout the story. It was a book of sad, broken family ties.

It’s hard to say it was an enjoyable read; however, I really liked the story. It held my interest because there were so many issues of love, hate, murder, abuse and once I started reading I couldn’t put it down.

It starts off with Frank and Rosie as teenagers were planning to run away together. They wanted to start a new life away from Faithful Place and its environment. They set a time and place where they would meet up and start their journey. Frank was dumbfounded when Rosie never showed up. He just assumed Rosie changed her mind. He waited all night and then decided he was not going to return home to his abusive father, shrewish mother and his several siblings, so he walks away and builds a new life for himself….

Twenty-two years later Frank gets a call from his frantic sister Jacky, telling him about a suitcase that was found in an old run down abandoned house. They believed it belong to Rosie. Frank was now a Dublin undercover cop. He reluctantly returns to his old neighborhood after twenty-two years. His parents were every bit as damaged and damaging as they were in his memories.

He starts his investigation to find out what really happened to Rosie, his first true love. Frank can’t escape seeing his family. So, he inhales and exhale a deep breath, he bites the dust and enters through the front door of his parent’s house in Faithful Place. He begins seeking information not knowing he was going to discover a body. Because of Frank’s involvement with Rosie he was warmed to stay away from the case.

The story goes on with a lot of deceiving, bitterness and frustration all the way around Frank’s family, including the neighbors of Faithful Place…..

Even though I said there’s a lot of negativity and anger flying around the pages it still was a good novel. It makes a person think how some families live and the hardship they go through.
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  Juan-banjo | May 31, 2016 |
I'm hooked on Tana French and her rogue Irish cops. These books are especially good to listen to! ( )
  sydsavvy | Apr 8, 2016 |
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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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