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)
The narrator,Tim Gerard Reynolds, was the best! Every character was so very real - and his rendition of "Ma" will simply crack you up (most of the time). He led me into Faithful Place and I felt like I knew every single character personally. Tana French is an excellent writer. Her perspectives are unparalled and she made me fall in love with Frank. Can't every man be like that?
I have read Tana French's two prevous books and thoroughly enjoyed them. After listening to "Faithful Place," I wish that I had listened to them, too. The reader is an absolute delight. His Irish accent is spot-on (at least to my ears)--lyrical but not so much so that I can't understand him. My husband and I are both listening to this book--separately--and we both think it is wonderful. Tana French captures the male voice very well, and her writing is excellent.
This was well worth the download, a interesting story that kept me guessing to fairly near the end.
There are a handful of writers that I always purchase their books first, and then read the descriptions after cause it's a given that a). I'm going to buy it. And B) that'll it'll be well done.Tana French is fast becoming one of those authors on my list. I can't say that I liked this story better than The Likeness cause I really enjoyed The Likeness but I definitely didn't like this book any less.
Great character development, great story. I felt like I was with Frank's family in faithful place, like I was a fly on the wall. I will say I kinda guessed the outcome about 2/3 of the way through but that did not diminish how much I enjoyed it.. Worth the time, worth the credit. Worth your money!
An intertwined story of love lost, family relationships (painful and rewarding) and police detectives doing their work set in Ireland in current day with flashback scenes to 1980s. I found it very character driven, intelligent and very entertaining. Looked forward to listening to it everyday! I think others agree since there are so many positive reviews for this book. I have two additional comments to pass along.
Listening to this book proved again, to me, that even good fiction can be made more entertaining with a great narrator's performance. Especially in this case with the Irish accent and the peculiar way (to Americans) they say some words at end of sentences, like sure,yeah. Loved this narrator!
Secondly, I have to say that I was greatly disappointed with the ending - that is why 4 stars. I don't want to give anything away, but I was expecting much more. Maybe it was to set up a sequel, but to me, the ending did not measure up to the rest of the book. But even with the ending, I'm glad I used a credit on this book.
this story was enhanced by the narrator...when he speaks as the mother, you can see the woman in your mind. The words of the author and narration made this audible book very enjoyable and I listened whenever I could. I highly recommend the book.
Well written, well narrated but depressing. It is more about a dysfunctional family in a dysfunctional part of Dublin than it is a mystery. There is not one character that I could like. Not a book that I would recommend.
This is a 3 hour novel, crammed into 16 hours, and French's glacial pacing gives you a sense of relief when you finally arrive at your destination and you don't have to hear anymore about poor Frank Mackey, the ultimate victim of his horrible family. The book's premise is laughable, i.e., that a young girl could disappear for 22 years, and no one would either look for her, or contact the authorities to report her missing. Tana French is incapable of writing a believable male character, and all of the dialogue sounds like a bunch of teenage girls gossiping at a slumber party.
Frank Mackey is determined to find out what happened to Rosie, the love of his life, who disappeared on the night they were supposed to run away together twenty-odd years ago. You will enjoy the writing, and the narration is spot-on Irish vernacular. My only complaint is that the dialogue between Frank and his daughter, or between Frank and his ex-wife ABOUT his daughter, or between Frank and his siblings about his daughter seems to ramble on forever......and is very tedious. But, other than that, I very much enjoyed the listen.
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