Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad #3)
Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was nineteen, growing up poor in Dublin's inner city, and living crammed into a small flat with his family on Faithful Place. But he had his sights set on a lot more. He and Rosie Daly were all ready to run away to London together, get married...more
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and with this book, we are officially in love.
this is exactly the kind of book i was expecting from her. in the woods was great at the start and frustrating at the end, and the likeness was tons of fun for a staggeringly unbelievable premise. but really, really fun.
but this one is just great. i don't read a lot of mysteries, but when i read a good one, i get this glow of "ohhhhh - that's why people like these". and in this case, it isn't even that t ...more
And just like that, after a 3-day reading binge of Faithful Place and Broken Harbour, Tana French joins my list of favorite authors.
There is no place like home... Well, Frank Mackey knows this phrase can have quite unexpected sinister undertones. After all, he spent 22 years away from the place he grew up and away from his family; and it's only a suitcase found in an abandoned house on his old street, Faithful Place, that can bring Frank back home - and open an old wound that has never h ...more
What would you be willing to die for? That's the question Frank Mackey's father asks him in his youth that sets the tone for most of the book. An ...more
French's writing is up to its usual standards with regard to form, style, and dialogue. The I ...more
"Faithful Place" (u izdanju na srpski jezik kao "Kobno mesto") treći je roman u serijalu Dublin Murder Squad, irske spisateljice Tane French. Frenchova je za proteklih par godina postala moja omiljena autorka psiholoških triler romana, u kojima neopisivo uživam. Razlog za to je pre svega njen jedinstveni stil, pristup temi koju obrađuje i savršena karakterizacija likova bez koje smatram da ni ne vredi pisati trilere - a u čemu ona apsolutno dominira.
I "Kobno mesto" kao i prethodna dva romana, od ...more
It might be a strange thing to say about a murder mystery/psychological thriller, but Faithful Place is a very romantic book.
You see, Frank Mackey here investigates the disappearance of his first love who he for over 20 years thought dumped him and ran away to England. The whole narrative is laced with Frank's memories of Rosie and their teenage romance. I didn't quite expect it, but the story gave me goosebumps like only a very few teen novels about first love ever d ...more
1. Όμορφη αφήγηση.
2. Ωραίος λόγος- γλώσσα.
3. Ενδιαφέρουσα ιστορία.
1. Ο κεντρικός ήρωας μου ήταν ιδιαίτερα αντιπαθής. Συμπλεγματικός και εγωκεντρικός.
Πχ. γυρνάει στον τόπο του μετά από 22 χρόνια που δεν θέλει να έχει καμία σχέση με κανέναν, ούτε με τους γνωστούς, ούτε με την οικογένεια του ούτε με τα δύστυχα αδέλφια του ...more
Tana French’s 2010 entry in her Dublin Murder squad series is my favorite so far. Following the trend set in 2008’s The Likeness, this is not so much a sequel as a revisiting of the same setting. The protagonist of The Likeness was one of the characters in 2007’s In the Woods, but not the lead. Correspondingly, Frank Mackey, the hero here, was a character in The Likeness, but not the lead. I like how she is doing this and it makes me wonder whom will be her ...more
Seriously, though there are quite a few reviews of Faithful Place here on Goodreads which criticiz ...more
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This third installation focuses on Undercover agent Francis Mackey ( one of my faves in this series ) He is drawn back to his childhood hometown Faithful Place, when he gets a call from his sister informing him that his first love Rosie Daly; suitcase is found. He, because of unanswered questions from his past, is reluctantly but inevitably drawn back to the place that he has successfully ( for twenty plus year ...more
Tana French knocked her third book, Faithful Place, out of the park. It isn’t just any old whodunit sleuthing story, but a great, emotionally charged story about love, longing and dysfunctional families that definitely raises the bar in the mystery genre. Her voice is fresh and believable. The prologue completely sucked me in and I had to buy this book. I don’t normally read prologues; they often seem weird and confusing to me so I skim the first few sentences, head straight for ...more
As a nineteen-year-old boy, Mackey was living in Faithful Place, one of Dublin's poorer neighborhoods, jammed into a tiny home with his brothers, sisters and ever-battling parents. It was a grim, depressing ...more
I'm almost more impre ...more
An Amazing 5 Stars from the Master of the Character Novel
"You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it's all right." ~Maya Angelou
Can you really leave your life behind. If you run from everything that held you back, can you go back home as a different person. When you find yourself back from where you came, can you convince yourself that you left in the first place. Faithful Place explores the tensions between l ...more
Ostensibly, Faithful Place is a murder mystery. However, it's really a story about family and the m ...more
Let me pour you a nice cold refreshing glass of reality. Most people are only too delighted to wreck each other's heads. And for the tiny minority who do their pathetic best not to, this world is going to go right ahead and make sure they do it anyway.
Tana French is a writer that makes realistic, and believable characters. I can't say that she writes my favorite characters, as many of her characters I dislike, but they are REALISTIC. ...more
This book will be hit or miss for you most likely if you don't love Frank or grow to love him... He's a bastard sometimes and not a perfect guy by any stretch but he's also a good man in his own way.
Frank's family... wow. Dysfunctional would be o ...more
The novel's protagonist is an Irish undercover cop whose life is disrupted when the suitcase of his teenage sweetheart turns up in a abandoned ruin near where they were supposed to meet before eloping to England years before. In order to solve the mystery of what he increasingly becomes convinced was hi ...more
It's just that I have so many other books on my want-to-read list. And authors I love. And series I can't wait to continue. And I'm also reading all of Shakespeare (I hope) and all of Sherlock Holmes, and so...
The story is about an Irish undercover cop who 'goes home' to a houseful of horrible, horrible, horrible people. Omg, the mother is ...more
The next book is on my TBR pile - I can't wait!
I thought Faithful Place started off much better than her first two ...more
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