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Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad series Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Tana French
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Review

Praise for THE LIKENESS:

'An intricate and edgy top-notch psychological thriller.'

(Woman and Home)

Creepily melding elements of Donna Tartt's 'The Secret History' and undercover police procedural, THE LIKENESS by Tana French, seduces from the start... A nifty tale of desire for belonging, as well as a cool thriller (Time Out)

Beautifully written and elegantly descriptive, this is a true literary detective novel rather than a whodunnit (Irish Mail on Sunday)

The Likeness isn't just a good page-turner, but a skilfully written modern novel . . . French has a brilliant ear for dialogue . . . Also in the best tradition of classic crime writers, such as P D James and Ruth Rendell, her characters are fully-rounded people and she is able to layer plots and storylines with a mastery that belies the fact that it is only her second book. (Sunday Independent)

French's second foray into the dark world of psychological crime more than proves she's the real deal (Daily Mirror)

Review

Praise for THE LIKENESS: 'An intricate and edgy top-notch psychological thriller.' -- Woman and Home 'Creepily melding elements of Donna Tartt's 'The Secret History' and undercover police procedural, THE LIKENESS by Tana French, seduces from the start... A nifty tale of desire for belonging, as well as a cool thriller' -- Time Out 'Beautifully written and elegantly descriptive, this is a true literary detective novel rather than a whodunnit' -- Irish Mail on Sunday 'The Likeness isn't just a good page-turner, but a skilfully written modern novel ... French has a brilliant ear for dialogue ... Also in the best tradition of classic crime writers, such as P D James and Ruth Rendell, her characters are fully-rounded people and she is able to layer plots and storylines with a mastery that belies the fact that it is only her second book.' -- Sunday Independent 'French's second foray into the dark world of psychological crime more than proves she's the real deal' -- Daily Mirror

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1364 KB
  • Print Length: 449 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder; Export / Airside ed edition (19 Aug 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003TSD9RG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,521 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb story 22 Jan 2012
Format:Paperback
I read "Into the Woods" and really enjoyed it then bought "The Likeness" which bored me so much I gave up half way through. Then with much trepidation bought "Faithful Place" WOW what a tale I was hooked immediately. The characters are brilliantly drawn and totally true to life (I am a Dubliner myself) and I was so moved by the love story between Frank & Rosie it brought tears to my eyes on several occasions. I did however guess the killer quite early on but this in no way put me off the story. Tana's understanding of Dublin and particularly in the 1980's is spot on, not sure if she lived there then or not and her portrayal of a family from Dublin's poorer district's is totally authentic. I don't live in Dublin any longer but the book transported me back so well I could even smell the hops from the Guinness factory. Well done Tana, more please.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compulsion Catharsis and Crime 30 Oct 2011
Format:Hardcover
I found this book compulsive from the opening sentence onwards, to the very last page. I have read one of her other books, 'The Likeness' which was strong on many levels, but this gripped far more than that book did, much as I enjoyed the way French played with the idea of doubles in 'The Likeness'. 'Divorced Cop' is a cliche, what French does is turn the cliche inside out so that the first murder is the catalyst for a much bigger story, told in retrospect, about how a deeply unhappy family might contribute to the potential for divorce and estrangement, never mind the motivation for becoming a policeman, and how the unhappy family background and police work combined would strain the most committed of marraige partnerships. The portrayal of the Frank Mackey is humane-ness itself, tested by an inhumane situation.

As for predictability, some will guess who did what and when they did it fairly early in, but the point is more why they did it, which is where the compulsion comes into the reading of it. One of the reasons Greek Tragedy has lasted is because the plots are about 'why' rather than 'how' or 'when', character rather than procedural details, and those tragedies were about invoking catharsis. The family at the centre of this story, and the street on which they live, are hewn out tragedy, and have a strong sense of spiking each other's chances from before birth onwards. I am sure French kept a note book of the aggressive vernacular working class phrases which fit the Dublin she portrays, which particularly delighted me. Even now, though, I would not like to think of or count the number of expletives in the book, nor the number of seperate portrayals of domestic violence, or times when drink put reason and calm to sleep.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Faithful Place in French's Best Yet 17 Jun 2011
Format:Paperback
Tana French has been a cut above from the word go. Her haunting debut In the Woods left no doubt in my mind that a distinctive new voice in crime fiction had spoken up, demanding a fair hearing, and though French's next novel had its issues - perhaps The Likeness was a touch too Murder She Wrote in the belief-beggaring mystery of coincidence at its core - nevertheless its was a gripping read, so taut and thrilling and refreshingly character-driven most longtime crime writers would have stood to learn a thing or two from it.

Well you ain't seen nothin' yet.

Faithful Place in French's best yet, and by a country mile. With a brilliantly conflicted new protagonist to come to grips with, and a grim new neighbourhood with its very own closet full of skeletons to explore, the Irish import of the hour ably breaks away from the pack, delivering an unabashedly heartfelt portrait of a people, a place, and a time.

Twenty years ago, Frank Mackey planned to escape Faithful Place with his gorgeous girlfriend, Rosie Daly. The son and the daughter of two tight-knit families at war with one another over a long-forgotten grudge, these star-cross'd lovers had hoped to run away from the estate, to take off towards the bright city lights of London and never return. In secret the pair packed their bags, arranged with great care a rendezvous point from which they would stage their daring flight, and bided their sweet time.

But come the appointed hour, there was no sign of Rosie. Frank waited for her the whole night through... but nothing. And with the dawning of the next day came the dawning realisation that the love of his life had stood him up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
Not only a crime novel, but also a story about family, loyalty and how to be true to oneself.
Ms. French tells a story about love, failed aspirations, hate, selfloathing and hope in a way that makes you want to read all day. - And night.
The fact that the hero of this story is a guy, is not a problem whatsoever. One forgets, as it were, that a woman has written this book; the male voice is both believable and captivating.
The story is both sad and exitcing at the same time.
One wants to find out what happend by reading on and on all night, but at the same time one wants to save all of them from heartache and loss of hope. This is because the characters don't come across as made up. Not at all. It's as if she writes about people who not only actually exist, but whom she knows intimately.
Enjoyed the book a lot.
Will buy all her books as soon as possible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I think Tana French is one of the best. Her books are well written and...
I think Tana French is one of the best. Her books are well written and the story lines fascinating. Characters are there to love and hate...
Published 10 days ago by Corri van de Stege
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as I expected
Not as good as I expected. The plot got lost from time to time because of all that was going on in the main characters life. I didn't really like any of the characters in the book. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Margaret Madden
4.0 out of 5 stars Great to have discovered a new author!
Good pacy story. Believable and sympathetic characters. Keeping me guessing all the way.
Published 18 days ago by Kathryn Joy
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb-again!
Another absolutely brilliant novel by Tana French.Gripping throughout.Tailor made for a James Nesbitt tv series....there was never a dull moment.So good i was sad when i finished.
Published 27 days ago by Denis Reed
4.0 out of 5 stars Glad I've read this.
My first read by this author. It took me a little time to get into the rhythm of the text, I think, because I'm not Irish, but could well imagine the close knit community that the... Read more
Published 28 days ago by Sue Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Good story, beautifully written.
Great dialogue, strong characters and a well woven plot all beautifully adorned in Tana French's detailed depictions. This is a whodunnit with class!
Published 1 month ago by Julie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
enjoyed
Published 2 months ago by Y E Atalan
5.0 out of 5 stars I am a convert to tana French novels. I ...
I am a convert to tana French novels. I didn't want this story to end & I spent two days thinking about the characters before I picked up another of her novels.
Published 2 months ago by elizabeth clifford
4.0 out of 5 stars Skilled storyteller ..
Very enjoyable read.. my 2nd helping of Tana French.. there will be a third I expect!
Published 2 months ago by John Breen
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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