A. Benedetti

Book Review: Faithful Place by Tana French

UnknownFAITHFUL PLACE by Tana French     ☆☆☆☆☆

I’m late in the game when it comes to discovering the brilliance of Tana French’s writing. I began reading the Dublin Murder series a few months ago. The great thing about this series is each book truly stands on its own. French uses a character familiar from the previous books as the new focus. There is a fresh mystery to unravel and the Dublin setting and connection with the Murder Squad brings the series together.

Faithful Place is my favorite thus far. In this novel, Tana French’s writing achieves the expert level that will keep me coming back for more. Faithful Place is about an undercover cop whose first love left him on the night they planned to elope. For twenty-two years, he believed she dumped him and took off on her own. Devasted, he left home as well and never looked back. When the suitcase she’d packed to run away with him is discovered, the truth he’d built his life around crumbles. He returns home to Faithful Place and comes face to face with his dysfunctional family, childhood memories full of abuse, reminders of the love lost, and a mystery that will tear everything apart.

Tana French is now on my “must read” list and I can’t wait to read more!

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