Faithful Place: A Novel, Book 3

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Penguin, Jul 13, 2010 - Fiction - 416 pages
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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.


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The best Tana French book so far

User Review  - jo98502 - Overstock.com

I really enjoyed this book. Ive read all Tana Frenchs books so far this one is the best. A clever mystery that evolves very nicely. Great characters as usual. Highly recommend. Read full review

Faithful unto death

User Review  - macabr - Borders

“In all your life, only a few moments matter. Mostly, you never get a good look at them except in hindsight, long after they’ve zipped past you….I was lucky, I guess you could call it. I got to see ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Tana French is also the author of In the WoodsThe LikenessFaithful PlaceBroken 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.


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