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Faithful Place: A Novel (Dublin Murder Squad, #3) (edition 2011)

by Tana French

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Title:Faithful Place: A Novel (Dublin Murder Squad, #3)
Authors:Tana French
Info:Penguin Books (2011), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 400 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:Fiction, Mystery, Police, Ireland, Dublin, Missing persons

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I'm hooked on Tana French and her rogue Irish cops. These books are especially good to listen to! ( )
  sydsavvy | Apr 8, 2016 |
This has good plot, good pace, good character development, good style, decent suspense - A good read. ( )
  BridgitDavis | Mar 2, 2016 |
This work is missing the magic that is Tana French. It doesn't have the same heart. The same tension. The same ethereal lightness in the midst of terrible cruelty. It is missing the novelty- falling back on cliched patterns of the mystery genre. The disillusioned detective, coming back to solve a crime in his long-abandoned home town. Loved the first two books in the series- and I remain loyal to the author. Hoping the next book is a bit more satisfying. ( )
  Alidawn | Feb 29, 2016 |
I really enjoyed this book. The gradual unfolding of the protagonist's history kept my interest, and as usual, Tana French's writing is direct and evocative. About three or four times in this book, I would reach a climatic event, and then look down at the page count (I read the e-reader version) and think "How in the heck can there still be so much book left? That was the answer!" And yet I never felt as if the story was dragging on beyond its natural limit. I remained fully engaged all the way through. ( )
  magerber | Feb 22, 2016 |
I picked this up at the airport since so many people talk about Tana French...what a great book! A Dublin undercover cop finds himself back in the bosom of the family that he left 22 years earlier vowing never to return when the mystery of why his girlfriend never joined him the night he left rears its ugly head. French takes the reader right into the old Irish neighborhood, among the poor and lesser educated and one is immediately absorbed in the struggles and passions of everyone involved. I didn't want to stop reading and can't wait to read the first two books she wrote. ( )
  Oodles | Feb 16, 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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