Tana French's latest is set in a small Irish village and features a retired Chicago cop. It's richly atmospheric. Like all French's work, it is dark and utterly compelling. Recommended By Kathi K., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
A spellbinding, propulsive new novel from the bestselling mystery writer who "is in a class by herself." (The New York Times)
Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a bucolic Irish village would
be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police
force and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a
pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens. But when a local
kid whose brother has gone missing arm-twists him into investigating,
Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat, and
starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets.
"One of the greatest crime novelists writing today"
(Vox) weaves a masterful, atmospheric tale of suspense, asking
what we sacrifice in our search for truth and justice, and what we risk
if we don't.
"All things atmospheric and mysterious, this one may keep you up past your bedtime." Cosmopolitan
"A creepy slow burn that focuses just as much on the central characters' inner lives as on the mystery at the heart of the story... packed full of twists, turns, and shocking reveals." BuzzFeed
"French's writing here is on fire. Eerie and nuanced and spellbinding." Fresh Air
"The queen of crime returns with a thriller about a retired Chicago police officer who discovers the sinister underbelly of a seemingly quaint Irish town." Entertainment Weekly
characterizations, even of minor figures, and a devastating reveal help
make this a standout. Crime fiction fans won't want to miss this one." Publishers Weekly
"A moving new tale of friendship and healing, set in an Irish countryside populated with eccentrics, curmudgeons, and a hilariously weird British woman obsessed with fairies." CrimeReads
About the Author
Tana French is the author of seven previous books, including
In the Woods,
The Likeness, and
The Witch Elm. Her novels have sold over three million copies and
won numerous awards, including the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry
Awards, the Los Angeles Times Award for Best Mystery/Thriller, and the
Irish Book Award for Crime Fiction. She lives in Dublin with her family.