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ISBN13: 9780143119494
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Staff Pick

Tana French has done it again: she's constructed a world that you never want to leave. First, there's a missing girl, then, 20 years later, a murder — and when you’ve finished the book, you may just want to start all over again.
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Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was nineteen, growing up poor in Dublin's inner city, and living crammed into a small flat with his family on Faithful Place. But he had his sights set on a lot more. He and Rosie Daly were all ready to run away to London together, get married, get good jobs, break away from factory work and poverty and their old lives.

But on the winter night when they were supposed to leave, Rosie didn't show. Frank took it for granted that she'd dumped him — probably because of his alcoholic father, nutcase mother, and generally dysfunctional family. He never went home again.

Neither did Rosie. Everyone thought she had gone to England on her own and was over there living a shiny new life. Then, twenty-two years later, Rosie's suitcase shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place, and Frank is going home whether he likes it or not.

Getting sucked in is a lot easier than getting out again. Frank finds himself straight back in the dark tangle of relationships he left behind. The cops working the case want him out of the way, in case loyalty to his family and community makes him a liability. Faithful Place wants him out because he's a detective now, and the Place has never liked cops. Frank just wants to find out what happened to Rosie Daly — and he's willing to do whatever it takes, to himself or anyone else, to get the job done.

Review:

"French's emotionally searing third novel of the Dublin murder squad (after The Likeness) shows the Irish author getting better with each book. In 1985, 19-yearold Frank Mackey and his girlfriend, Rosie Daly, made secret plans to elope to England and start a new life together far away from their families, particularly the hard-drinking Mackeys. But when Rosie doesn't meet Frank the night they're meant to leave and he finds a note, Frank assumes she's left him behind. For 22 years, Frank, who becomes an undercover cop, stays away from Faithful Place, his childhood Dublin neighborhood. When his younger sister, Jackie, calls to tell him that someone found Rosie's suitcase hidden in an abandoned house, Frank reluctantly returns. Now everything he thought he knew is turned upside down: did Rosie really leave that night, or did someone stop her before she could? French, who briefly introduced Mackey in The Likeness, is adept at seamlessly blending suspenseful whodunit elements with Frank's familial demons. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Review:

"Though French plies readers with dark and stormy cliches, the charming narrative will leave readers begging for a sequel." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"French's writing remains brilliant, and her dialogue is sharp, often lacerating, and sometimes mordantly funny. Faithful Place is her best book yet." Booklist (starred review)

Review:

"With French's masterly portrayal of family dynamics and responsibility and her adept depiction of young love and parental devotion, fans are unlikely to miss Maddox, the protagonist of her first two New York Times best sellers. Psychological suspense at its best." Library Journal (starred review)

Synopsis:

In the Woods won the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery and was a New York Times bestseller in paperback. The Likeness was a New York Times bestseller. There are nearly 1 million copies of French's two novels in print.

Synopsis:

Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was 19, growing up poor in Dublin's inner city, and he and Rosie Daly were all ready to run away to London together. But on the night when they were supposed to leave, Rosie vanished. Twenty-two years later, Rosie's suitcase shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place, and Frank is going home whether he likes it or not.

Synopsis:

The "expertly rendered, gripping new novel" (Janet Maslin, the New York Times)-from the bestselling author of In the Woods and The Likeness.

Tana French's In the Woods and The Likeness captivated readers by introducing them to her unique, character-driven style. Her singular skill at creating richly drawn, complex worlds makes her novels not mere whodunits but brilliant and satisfying novels about memory, identity, loss, and what defines us as humans. With Faithful Place, the highly praised third novel about the Dublin Murder squad, French takes readers into the mind of Frank Mackey, the hotheaded mastermind of The Likeness, as he wrestles with his own past and the family, the lover, and the neighborhood he thought he'd left behind for good.

About the Author

Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, Malawi, and the United States and trained as an actor at Trinity College, Dublin. She lives in Dublin.

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Pennys Worth, September 21, 2011 (view all comments by Pennys Worth)
I have been so happy to discover Tana French and her Irish murder mysteries. My husband and I find ourselves reading excerpts to each other and marveling at the writing skill. Faithful Place continues the excellent writing of In the Woods and The Likeness. I especially love how each book involves a character from the previous book. You will not be disappointed with a Tana French book, and murder in Ireland is especially entertaining.
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ReadingMom61, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by ReadingMom61)
Tana French has only written 3 mysteries at this time. I can't wait for more. In this mystery she uses a strong mixture of present and past viewpoints of narrator. The story has a strong sense of place, suburb of Dublin and character development of the narrator. What you might suspect as clues for the resolution of the mystery are frequently red herrings which then lead you to hang on until the last chapters. The final chapter is a bit unnecessary and yet interesting as far as character development
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143119494
Author:
French, Tana
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.53 x 5.61 x 0.92 in 0.76 lb

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Product details 416 pages Penguin (Non-Classics) - English 9780143119494 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Tana French has done it again: she's constructed a world that you never want to leave. First, there's a missing girl, then, 20 years later, a murder — and when you’ve finished the book, you may just want to start all over again.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "French's emotionally searing third novel of the Dublin murder squad (after The Likeness) shows the Irish author getting better with each book. In 1985, 19-yearold Frank Mackey and his girlfriend, Rosie Daly, made secret plans to elope to England and start a new life together far away from their families, particularly the hard-drinking Mackeys. But when Rosie doesn't meet Frank the night they're meant to leave and he finds a note, Frank assumes she's left him behind. For 22 years, Frank, who becomes an undercover cop, stays away from Faithful Place, his childhood Dublin neighborhood. When his younger sister, Jackie, calls to tell him that someone found Rosie's suitcase hidden in an abandoned house, Frank reluctantly returns. Now everything he thought he knew is turned upside down: did Rosie really leave that night, or did someone stop her before she could? French, who briefly introduced Mackey in The Likeness, is adept at seamlessly blending suspenseful whodunit elements with Frank's familial demons. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Review" by , "Though French plies readers with dark and stormy cliches, the charming narrative will leave readers begging for a sequel."
"Review" by , "French's writing remains brilliant, and her dialogue is sharp, often lacerating, and sometimes mordantly funny. Faithful Place is her best book yet." (starred review)
"Review" by , "With French's masterly portrayal of family dynamics and responsibility and her adept depiction of young love and parental devotion, fans are unlikely to miss Maddox, the protagonist of her first two New York Times best sellers. Psychological suspense at its best." (starred review)
"Synopsis" by , In the Woods won the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery and was a New York Times bestseller in paperback. The Likeness was a New York Times bestseller. There are nearly 1 million copies of French's two novels in print.
"Synopsis" by , Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was 19, growing up poor in Dublin's inner city, and he and Rosie Daly were all ready to run away to London together. But on the night when they were supposed to leave, Rosie vanished. Twenty-two years later, Rosie's suitcase shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place, and Frank is going home whether he likes it or not.
"Synopsis" by , The "expertly rendered, gripping new novel" (Janet Maslin, the New York Times)-from the bestselling author of In the Woods and The Likeness.

Tana French's In the Woods and The Likeness captivated readers by introducing them to her unique, character-driven style. Her singular skill at creating richly drawn, complex worlds makes her novels not mere whodunits but brilliant and satisfying novels about memory, identity, loss, and what defines us as humans. With Faithful Place, the highly praised third novel about the Dublin Murder squad, French takes readers into the mind of Frank Mackey, the hotheaded mastermind of The Likeness, as he wrestles with his own past and the family, the lover, and the neighborhood he thought he'd left behind for good.

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