Secrets in small Irish village
Cal Hooper starts his new life in rural Ireland, after spending 20+ years on the Chicago PD. But obviously there is criminal activity in even the smallest village. Therefore, Cal is soon busy trying to find out what happened to a 19 year old boy half a year ago. And since he has no CSI team and no piece of evidence, he has to so... Cal Hooper starts his new life in rural Ireland, after spending 20+ years on the Chicago PD. But obviously there is criminal activity in even the smallest village. Therefore, Cal is soon busy trying to find out what happened to a 19 year old boy half a year ago. And since he has no CSI team and no piece of evidence, he has to solve this puzzle solely with (unreliable) statements and his own wit. Tana French takes her time to tell her story, which makes it slow especially in the beginning. But the author wants to paint a complete picture, and this includes detailling minor characters or an evening in the pub. And it pays off - I could perfectly visualize all these people and their surroundings. I was just as curious as Trey and Cal what happened to Brendan, although I could not see for a long time how Cal would be able to solve this case - with the few information he got. But that made the last quarter of the book so much more exciting.
The mesmerising new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Wych Elm
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'One of the most compulsive psychological mysteries since Donna Tartt's
The Secret History
THRILLER OF THE YEAR
BEST BOOK OF 2020
BEST CRIME AND THRILLER BOOK OF 2020
Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a remote Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force, and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens.
But then a local kid comes looking for his help. His brother has gone missing, and no one, least of all the police, seems to care. Cal wants nothing to do with any kind of investigation, but somehow he can't make himself walk away.
Soon Cal will discover that even in the most idyllic small town, secrets lie hidden, people aren't always what they seem, and trouble can come calling at his door.
Our greatest living mystery writer weaves a masterful tale of breath-taking beauty and suspense, asking how we decide what's right and wrong in a world where neither is simple, and what we risk if we fail.
WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT TANA FRENCH
engrossing, unpredictable, beautifully written mystery' SOPHIE HANNAH
'To say Tana French is
one of the great thriller writers is really too limiting. Rather she's simply this:
a truly great writer' GILLIAN FLYNN
'French offers a
masterclass in unreliability'
big fan of Tana French' IAN RANKIN
The Wych Elm should cement French's place in the
first rank of great literary novelists'
'This book confirms
Tana French as [crime fiction's] biggest contemporary star'
Terrific - terrifying,
amazing, and the prose is
incandescent' STEPHEN KING
indescribably magnificent. Tana French is a
pure genius' MARIAN KEYES
'One of the
finest writers of contemporary crime fiction ... a work of
THE DAILY MAIL
thriller - part modern Western, part satisfying
mystery - is
perfectly evoking life in a small Irish town'
THE SUNDAY MIRROR
'An audacious departure for this
immensely talented author . . .
not to be missed'
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Immersive and atmospheric ... Cal and Trey could very well be the new sort of heroes we need in this strange world' ARAMINTA HALL
The Searcher is its own kind of
THE WASHINGTON POST
'This mystery about family, memory and the cracks in both
will haunt you for a long, long time' ERIN KELLY
THE NEW YORKER
'With a tension that mounts inexorably throughout, French creates a world whose characters stay with you long after the book is finished.
I didn't want it to end' HARRIET TYCE
'This is a
tour de force of suspense and storytelling. Comes closer to perfection than anything I've read in the last decade' SARAH HILARY
'A tale of flawed characters, complex relationships and elusive loyalties.
powerful' CHRIS HAMMER