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by Tana French
Marianne de Pierres: Tana French is a relatively new Irish crime writer with only three novels released to date. With each book she goes from strength to strength, and this, her third novel delivers superior characterisation and sense of place. I know I’m on a good thing when I can’t wait to get into bed at night to read the next few chapters. This novel is told from previously minor character, undercover detective Frank Mackey’s, point of view. French’s plots tend to move slowly but are totally engrossing. Brilliant!
Blurb: A compelling psychological mystery from one of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction.
The course of Frank Mackey’s life was set by one defining moment when he was nineteen. The moment his girlfriend, Rosie Daly, failed to turn up for their rendezvous in Faithful Place, failed to run away with him to London as they had planned. Frank never heard from her again. Twenty years on, Frank is still in Dublin, working as an undercover cop. He’s cut all ties with his dysfunctional family. Until his sister calls to say that Rosie’s suitcase has been found.
Frank embarks on a journey into his past that demands he reevaluate everything he believes to Continue reading