Need a book you can't put down? try this one - Francis left his family in Dublin 22 years ago when the girl he thought was eloping with him didn't show up. The truth is, she did but someone stopped her from joining him. 22 years later a body is discovered and Francis' world is turned upside down. A good who dunnit - perfect for the summer!...Continua
It's not really full of suspenses and twists but it's a bit predictable, especially towards the last one-quarter of the book. I guess the author tries to treat you with how the characters have felt in their struggles with their lives, rather than entertaining you with mysteries and thrillers. Frank has had quite a few of flashbacks of his good times with Rosie. But I kind of don't really bother with those details and I'd just like to find out who was the killer. I feel pity for the Mackey and Daly families or essentially all families living in Faithful Place ! Poor families don't necessarily lead to unhappiness and it's strange to me that there isn't one family with happy parents. I've nevertheless learnt some words which may be "typical" in Ireland that the author likes to use a lot such as arse, bollix, fecking, Jaysus, gob etc....Continua
I'd read more Tana French - this was my first but I did get bogged down. Maybe just my mood for this Irish FAMILY stuff...but very well written; absolutely.
Tana French has written another one that is difficult to put down. In this one, young Frank is going to run away with Rosie to England, so they can get as far away from their crazy familes as they can and start a life together. Frank waits for Rosie for hours. When she doesn't show, he leaves anyway and then spends the next 22 years wondering why she stood him up. 22 years later, he finds some answers, but not the ones he had been hoping for....Continua