The course of Frank Mackey's life was set by one defining moment when he was 19. 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 re-evaluate everything he believes to be true.
©2010 Tana French (P)2011 ISIS Publishing Ltd
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"I've lived in Faithful Place"
This has made French my favourite writer in this genre. I listened to 'Broken Harbour' by chance, loved it, thought another couldn't be that good. It was. French is so smart, gripping and wry. Sometimes I was really angry with Frank, sometimes I laughed with him; just as you do with your actual friends. And the suspense of the story! These stories are really keepers.
"Not my favourite of this series, but still good"
Whilst steadily working through this series (out of order!) this was the third book I listened to. I didn't initially warm to Det Mackay, but was soon caught up in the story, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
This and book 6 are not my favourites of the series, but I still really enjoyed them and would still recommend them and in particular the series.
"Engrossing story and wonderful narrator"
The fact that this story keeps the attention is mainly thanks to the wonderful narrator. He takes you into the story and keeps you there until the very end. It is more a radio play than a read book, sublime.
Fantastic character development with a intriguing story and good narration makes for a first class novel. Highly recommended.
"Excellent read and performance"
Another stellar book from Tana French. Story flew by. Narrator performance made it even better. Pleasant way to spend weekend
"Enjoyable narrative. Well selected narrator"
A slice of Dublin life and the dark underbelly of family survival. This was my first Tana French book and I will look for other titles avalable by the author.
"I was so pleased when this book ended..."
The characters were all so unpleasant it was hard to care about them or their stories.
One more perhaps, it's not fair to judge an author by one book alone.
Relief when it was over. I will rarely stop a book mid way, but this was hard work.
"Fantastic narration, clever plot. A jolly good experience"
Nothing further to add. The voice was perfect for the narration. I think this bus the best if her books I have listened to to date
I just couldn't credit this story, it had too many holes in it. Redeemed by an excellent narrator, and a fairly likeable main character with a young detective aide. They appear in The Secret Place a few years down the line, to no great effect.
A brilliant book . I absolutely lioved it . I sort of guessed the outcome but it didn't matter as I just loved listening to the witty comments and expressions which sometimes made me laugh out loud. A book full of wit, sadness and complicated family relationships . I have just downloaded another book by the same author .
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