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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 really enjoyed this murder mystery, set in Dublin, even though I almost never read murder mysteries. My husband bought the kindle version about a year ago, and i stumbled onto it. It's the third in a series, and it didn't matter a bit that I hadn't read the first two-- although I'll probably hunt for them in the near future. Narrated by the wry, very likable Detective Frank Mackey, it's basically his own very personal story. After the skeletal remains of his first love are discovered, 22 years after young Frank was supposed to run away with her to London, he finds himself reluctantly immeshed once again in the dysfunctional family he left behind. Beautifully written, and, at times funny, poignant, brutal and heart wrenching, Tana French's [b:Faithful Place|7093952|Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3)|Tana French|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1291165900s/7093952.jpg|7350661] is a very good read. ( )
  DonnaCallea | Nov 29, 2014 |
Police detective Frank Mackey gets a call from his sister Jackie saying that construction guys had found a suitcase in an apartment building where he grew up and his parents still lived. It belonged to his girlfriend from years ago who went missing. Frank returns to the family in Faithful Place that he hadn't seen since he left when he was nineteen because of his abusive father. He starts asking questions and continues until he finds what he's looking for.

Most of the story was about the family, the neighborhood and his ex-wife and daughter with the murder woven into understanding the characters. French does an excellent job with character development, the dialogue and creating the atmosphere of Faithful Place. ( )
  gaylebutz | Nov 6, 2014 |
This was an excellent read, and don't let the fact that it is number three in a series, as it is completely readable on its own. Best one in the series in my opinion. ( )
  sunqueen | Oct 3, 2014 |
This may be my favorite of the three Tana French Dublin Murder Squad novels I've read. ( )
  keithostertag | Sep 30, 2014 |
I was instantly swept up into the story and the mind of Frank Mackey. The first-person narrative that French employs is unique and effective. The family dynamics are authentic and captivating. The humor dry and sardonic. The author demonstrates amazing psychological insight into her characters and creates mysteries that are clever with unexpected twists. She throws emotional, gut-wrenching punches and maintains tension and drama throughout. I became a fan with Into the Woods where she blew my mind, and she just gets better and better with each novel. If you haven’t experienced the Dublin Murder Squad, I highly recommend that you check it out. ( )
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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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