Friday, 20 August 2010

CRIME REVIEW: Faithful Place - Tana French

Release Date: 01/07/10


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 be true.


As a new reader to Tana’s writing I was struck pretty quickly at a how beautiful her descriptive prose are. Back that up with a seriously believable character who just jumps from the pages and it was a real pleasure to read this offering. But for many, what makes this author so engaging is the way in which she blends the story arc to keep the reader guessing to the final page. It’s a wonderful read and one that has me reaching for her previous two titles to get the same reading pleasure again and makes this author one that I’ll be recommending to people who love a good mystery.

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