Review – ‘Faithful Place’ by Tana French – there really is no place like home

faithful place

Format: ebook, paperback
Series: book 3 of the Dublin Murder Squad series
Rating: 18+ for language, dark themes
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7093952-faithful-place?from_search=true&search_version=service_impr

In this story, we follow Frank (who we met in the last book) as he reluctantly returns home to Faithful Place after he learns that the woman he first loved, Rosie’s, body has been found. Thrust back into the world he fought so hard to escape, Frank tries to solve the mystery that surrounded the day that they both ranaway.

With us meeting Frank in the last book, French had the luxury of not spending a whole lot of time introducing us to the character but instead can jump off and let us see the layers to his character. We know that he’s got a troubled relationship with his ex-wife Olivia, but this story allows us to see why that is.

I could relate to this story in a lot of ways, especially the ones that dealt with the dynamic of his family. He had always felt like an outsider and that he didn’t belong (which is something that we all probably felt at some point in their family).

His family is one messed up bunch. Each of them have their own problems and there is so many levels to the dysfunction that you won’t be able to keep up. How any one came out out going crazy is beyond me? But, it does explain a whole lot to Frank’s character and why undercover worked is so appealing to him.

The story in itself is quite a mystery to solve. French leads us down one road before jerking us in another direction. I like her style of writing and her language because you can really hear the way that they talk to one another. It’s another winner for French! Stay tuned for the next book in the series.

Rating: B+

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The Dublin Murder Squad series

dublin murder squard series

In the Woods
Amazon |Barnes and Noble| Amazon UK | Review

The Likeness
Amazon |Barnes and Noble| Amazon UK | Review

Faithful Place
Amazon |Barnes and Noble| Amazon UK

The Broken Harbour
Amazon |Barnes and Noble| Amazon UK

The Secret Place
Amazon |Barnes and Noble| Amazon UK

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