Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books;(June 28, 2011)
From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. French's emotionally searing third novel of the Dublin murder squad (after The Likeness) shows the Irish author getting better with each book. In 1985, 19-yearold Frank Mackey and his girlfriend, Rosie Daly, made secret plans to elope to England and start a new life together far away from their families, particularly the hard-drinking Mackeys. But when Rosie doesn't meet Frank the night they're meant to leave and he finds a note, Frank assumes she's left him behind. For 22 years, Frank, who becomes an undercover cop, stays away from Faithful Place, his childhood Dublin neighborhood. When his younger sister, Jackie, calls to tell him that someone found Rosie's suitcase hidden in an abandoned house, Frank reluctantly returns. Now everything he thought he knew is turned upside down: did Rosie really leave that night, or did someone stop her before she could? French, who briefly introduced Mackey in The Likeness, is adept at seamlessly blending suspenseful whodunit elements with Frank's familial demons.
Book number 4 that I've read by Tana French. She really knows how to tell a story and keep you interested on reading to the very end. This one is a 22 year old cold case. And I do get hooked on cold cases lol.
This one I wasn't sure I would like. On her other book she used the character of Frank Mackey and I can't say he was a favorite lol.. so when this book was "about" Frank Mackey", I was leery. But she turned him into someone of interest and made me read this book to the end also!
Her books are quick reading and keep your interest. I have one more in my tbr mile high pile which I will get to after one book that I waited for it to come and now I have to read that first! (That would be David Bell. I have read every book he's written! another one of those, have to read, authors).