New York Times best-selling author Tana French has won the prestigious Edgar, Barry, Macavity, and Anthony awards. 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 Dublin without her—thinking never to return. 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.
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"French’s writing remains brilliant, and her dialogue is sharp, often lacerating, and sometimes mordantly funny. Faithful Place is her best book yet." (Booklist)
Not really. It was like an Irish John Steinbeck. Depressing.
Probably. He had an Irish accent, so I don't know how he would be in other books.
I hope not.
The narrator did a great job of performing the dialogues. The Irish accent was a big plus. The story was engaging. The best part of the book was the view of Irish life in a small town.
I loved this story! It is my favorite listen over the last ten years. I consumed it and lived it while I listened. Great characters. I felt like I was part of the family...and what an interesting and absorbing family! My wife is listening to it now and I am really enjoying hearing parts of it again when we are riding together.
It had me second guessing a lot.
Loved his narration, the dialect and the singing!
It made me laugh and cry and yell, NO a few times.
I had no expectations going in to this book and was sad that it ended.
The narrator did an good job of keeping the characters voices in sync. He made it a great listening experience.
All of the characters were great, but Frank would be the favorite, followed my Ma. His character caused you to suspect him in some way at times, then other time I felt empathy for Frank. Other time to just simple hate him for what he was doing & asking.
Overall a good to great voice for the characters. I like how he had Ma's voice such that you felt her presence.
Definitely! I would pull up after a long commute and sit in the driveway just to get to a place to break for the night.
All three books are very good. Tana writing is a refreshing change to the American writer, her characters are unique, clever, and full of personality. The narrators in all the books make the listening and experience. Tana writes with such detail you are left with a vivid image of each scene. I like how Tana takes a secondary character from each book to only bring this person to the forefront in the next book.
Mysteries, classics, non-fiction, time travel, Bounty hunters, grim reapers... anything but vampires, please!
I'm writing this 2 years after my original listen , because I've found that not only have I bought the authors other novels, but am haunting her website, watching for her next. I remember it starting off at a deliberate pace, but was drawn in and didn't guess the culprit until it was revealed.
It's been long enough now, that I'll probably re-listen to them in order as a prep for the new release, a treat that I reserve for very few authors.
So far, this is the best book I've read by Tana French. Complicated, Irish, and tragic, with great characters.
The fact that she presented a story we all feel, but seldom hear.....feelings never die, regardless of time or space, feelings are our truest sense of who we are and what we become.
I loved the storyline. I loved the back-story. And I loved how all the action of the present was woven into the history of the past, and how the threads of that weaving enter our future life's patterns.
When the "hero" finally discovers what happened in the past and realizes how his past has impacted all his decisions from that point, and how those decisions have impacted many, many others.
I wanted to hear all the story, but it was good to stop for a bit and think about what was going on and let all the relationship revelations marinate. Then when I re-joined the story I was more invested in what was happening.
I love this author. Have read all her books so far and I think she is fabulous.
I'm the author of the book "Bronx DA" and an attorney.
This is not the best of Tana French's books, but she's a gorgeous writer and knows how to tell a good story. The ending was a bit predictable, and that was disappointing, but I still recommend this. It's so hard to find a beautifully written crime novel and French always delivers on this front. I also enjoy how we meet characters in each book who she focuses on in the next. A part of me would like her to go back to some of her previous characters, but I do enjoy getting to know each of them. I like getting to know Frances Macky who in the last book was just a boss. I'm a little more iffy about getting to know Scortcher in the next book, but hoping French will surprise me.
French's books are really in a class by themselves. Maybe it would compare to Snow Falling on the Cedars.
He's a good narrator - very energetic. It's not annoying when he does the woman's voices either.
No, but it kept my interest.
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