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Faithful Place

by Tana French

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Series: Dublin Murder Squad (3)

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As a few people mentioned, it was fairly clear early on who the murderer might be. But I had to keep reading to find out why. And by the time the why emerged I didn't care any more. I can't think of a recently read book where the main character -- Frank Mackey -- was such an idiot, as opposed to the much more interesting Cassie Maddox (The Likeness). ( )
  jklavanian | Sep 26, 2017 |
I'm continuing to love Tana French. Her books are so beautifully written with gripping stories. ( )
  nautilus | Sep 20, 2017 |
This third novel of the Dublin Murder Squad is a new author for me, but the best mystery I've read in quite some time. I will certainly be finding her earlier books. ( )
  MM_Jones | Sep 11, 2017 |
Third in her Dublin Murder Squad series and the best so far. Frank Mackey is a likable character, and a good father. Raised in a poor family, with a brutal alcoholic father he was set to elope to England with Rosie Daly. Rosie never showed up, so he left home anyway staying in Ireland. 22 years later his youngest sister calls him home when Rosie's suitcase is found hidden behind the chimney in the derelict house used by the local teens as a hangout. While searching number 16 for evidence relating to the suitcase Frank finds a body. While unable to officially work on the case, he goes behind the scenes to work with a young detective on the case. Rosie didn't blow him off, and her murderer is someone close to his severely disfunctional family. ( )
  lmnopqr | Aug 6, 2017 |
this one seemed a bit off in focus and tone. still very interesting, and a tour de force like the earlier books, but the narrative felt forced in places. i knew who did it very early in the book, and the nine-year-old girl seemed less a real character than a plot device. ( )
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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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