The course of Frank Mackey´s life was set by one defining moment when he was nineteen. The moment his girlfriend, Rosie Daly, failed to turn up for their rendezvous in Faithful Place, failed to run away with him to London as they had planned. Frank never heard from her again. Twenty years on, Frank is still in Dublin, working as an undercover cop. He´s cut all ties with his dysfunctional family. Until his sister calls to say that Rosie´s suitcase has been found. Frank embarks on a journey into his past that demands he reevaluate everything he believes to be true.
Every holiday needs a good crime novel and French's skilful thrillers are tailor-made to terrify Guardian
Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the United States and Malawi. She trained as an actor at Trinity College Dublin and has worked mainly in theatre. Her first novel, In the Woods, won the Edgar, Anthony, Barry and Macavity awards for Best First Novel and the Clarion Award for Best Fiction and was a Sunday Times bestseller. In the Woods and her second novel, The Likeness, were both New York Times bestsellers. Tana French lives in Dublin with her husband and daughter.
Tailor-made to terrify Guardian Even more gripping than her last two. A truly amazing novel - so brilliant on dysfunctional family dynamics, with characters so real that you can hardly believe someone's made them up. Sophie Hannah Gripping. Tana French's third novel hooks the reader from the outset; the characters are masterfully drawn, and the author's ear for Dublin dialogue is pitch-perfect. Irish Independent A gripping, literate thriller laced with black humour Irish Times If you're only going to buy one thriller this year, let it be Tana French's Faithful Place. Searing, utterly Dub, and very funny ... Just don't plan anything if you pick this up; you won't be able to put it down. Evening Herald (Dublin) French copperfastens her reputation as an author of exceptional insight and talent. Sunday Independent Ireland