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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"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 .
"Excellent and well delivered"
Fast paced, interesting, possible
The identity of the killer - well preserved until the end
Excellent narration which moved the story along
Brilliant fro start to finish. Can't wait to start the next one. Gripping plot, authentic dialogue and characters you want to know in real life.
"glad I was introduced to thus Author."
Good narrator, needs an Irishman to create the tone and atmosphere. my second book from this Author, gives a gripping read taking one into realms of human behaviour around relationship struggles within families . simple decisions and resultant actions and their long term effects . social and religious taboos are hammered home without mercy.
not for the feint hearted.
"storytelling at it's best "
Great story Gerry O'Brien great voice I listen to Faithful place over and over again.
One word fab! I'm so glad I picked this after reading the reviews - thank you to the reviewers! This is my 2nd Tana French book - 1st one was great and Hugh Lee was very very good so dubious with a different narrator but all concerns gone - was brill!
Great narration - thoroughly brill listen and Gerry O'Brien does an excellent job. Not your usual thriller with the gore- a great whodunnit that keeps you hooked to the end and some great characters you get to know.
Not my normal listen and surprised myself! All in all well recommended listen.
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