Faithful Place (Paperback)

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How
did I miss Tana French? Think Frank McCourt and Henning Mankell and you’ll have
some idea of what awaits you at Faithful Place. Set in a
poverty-stricken section of Dublin, this is mystery and love story, family saga
and police procedural, all the while managing to be both heart-breaking and
wryly comedic.  The writing took my
breath away—I can see the street, hear the characters as Frank from the Dublin
Undercover squad returns after 22 years to his family and the scene of the
disappearance of his first love on the night they were to run away to
London.  Remember those books where you
slowed down towards the end because even though you had to know how they ended,
you didn’t want them to? This is one of those.

— Mary

June 2011 Indie Next List


“Faithful Place by Tana French is just plain good storytelling. Frank, an undercover cop, is dragged back into his complicated and violent personal past by a shocking discovery, and as a result finds himself at the center of a riveting tale about family and how even loving relationships can turn destructive. The importance of Dublin as a setting - both in the present and recent past - can't be overlooked as French makes the city a living, breathing character lurking in the back ground of this compelling tale.”
— Charlotte Tuinman, M is for Mystery, San Mateo, CA

July 2010 Indie Next List


“Faithful Place by Tana French is just plain good storytelling. Frank, an undercover cop, is dragged back into his complicated and violent personal past by a shocking discovery, and as a result finds himself at the center of a riveting tale about family and how even loving relationships can turn destructive. The importance of Dublin as a setting - both in the present and recent past - can't be overlooked as French makes the city a living, breathing character lurking in the back ground of this compelling tale.”
— Charlotte Tuinman, M is for Mystery, San Mateo, CA

Description


From Tana French, "the most interesting, most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years" (The Washington Post), the bestseller called "the most stunning of her books"(The New York Times) and a finalist for the Edgar Award. Don't miss her newest, The Trespasser, now available.

Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was a nineteen-year-old kid with a dream of escaping hisi family's cramped flat on Faithful Place and running away to London with his girl, Rosie Daly. But on the night they were supposed to leave, Rosie didn't show. Frank took it for granted that she'd dumped him-probably because of his alcoholic father, nutcase mother, and generally dysfunctional family. He never went home again. Neither did Rosie. Then, twenty-two years later, Rosie's suitcase shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place, and Frank, now a detective in the Dublin Undercover squad, is going home whether he likes it or not.

Getting sucked in is a lot easier than getting out again. Frank finds himself straight back in the dark tangle of relationships he left behind. The cops working the case want him out of the way, in case loyalty to his family and community makes him a liability. Faithful Place wants him out because he's a detective now, and the Place has never liked cops. Frank just wants to find out what happened to Rosie Daly-and he's willing to do whatever it takes, to himself or anyone else, to get the job done.

About the Author


Tana French is also the author of In the Woods, The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken Harbor, The Secret Place and The Trespasser. Her books have won 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143119494
ISBN-10: 0143119494
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: June 28th, 2011
Pages: 400
Language: English