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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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Another very well written thriller. ( )
  Lokileest | Apr 2, 2024 |
All of Tana French's books are a delight to read. ( )
  MorrisHagerman | Mar 27, 2024 |
Here's what I wrote in 2013 about this read: "Nice. Modern day who-done-it and you-can-go-home-again and they're like they always were. Set in Dublin, and fun to hear about characters' treks and commentaries on moden life there." Quotations in the comments section are my exact kindle highlights (they're kind of unusual, though). ( )
  MGADMJK | Dec 17, 2023 |
This is the third Dublin Murder Squad book, and it absolutely lives up to the books before it. French's writing is gorgeous, and the characters brought to life here feel as real as if they were living their stories next door rather than in the pages of a book. With family at the forefront in a different fashion than in the last two books, this one sometimes feels more like a drama than a thriller, but as everything builds together and moves toward the finale, every moment of every page proves itself to have counted. I will say that I found this one a touch more predictable than the last two, but I still loved every page and can't wait to read the next installment in the series. ( )
  whitewavedarling | Dec 14, 2023 |
I loved this book. I thought her first novel fell completely apart at the end. Where as this book explodes at the end. Incrediblly tragic mystery wrapped in a family falling apart, I was completely sucked in, despite the fact I had solved the mystery fairly early on. I cared about Frank and Holly. Easily the best book in the series (a very loosely tied together series, since each book can be read on its own). ( )
  cdaley | Nov 2, 2023 |
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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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The stuff that routinely gets done to them would make most men curl up and die, but women turn to steel and keep on coming.
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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.

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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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