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The Searcher

eBook - 2020
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A spellbinding, propulsive new novel from the bestselling mystery writer who "is in a class by herself." (The New York Times) Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a bucolic Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens. But when a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm-twists him into investigating, Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat, and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets. "One of the greatest crime novelists writing today" (Vox) weaves a masterful, atmospheric tale of suspense, asking what we sacrifice in our search for truth and justice, and what we risk if we don't.
Publisher: [S.l.]: Penguin Publishing Group, 2020
ISBN: 9780735224667
Characteristics: 464 p
Additional Contributors: cloudLibrary

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rockmenard
Jan 13, 2021

The book has filler and the author's wonderings that make it drag. The characters were pretty good. The author may be over-rated.

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misslaford
Jan 08, 2021

This book is very disappointing. It doesn't work as a mystery or a novel. I'm baffled by all the praise it has received. Read her Dublin Murders series instead and experience outstanding writing.

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Grandma007
Jan 07, 2021

She writes well. Characters and story interesting, but she dragged it on too long. When the fate of the older brother was discovered and shared with his sibling was the place to end the book.

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Book2lover
Jan 05, 2021

This started out fine, but it really started to drag. Too much about the dreary weather and the plot was glacially slow. I kept reading because of its great reviews, but it was too long and unsatisfying.

ArapahoeAlice Jan 03, 2021

A beautifully written "fish out of water" story. Retired Chicago detective, Cal Hooper, moves to a small town in Ireland, looking to create a new life after his unexpected divorce. Soon after he arrives, a young teenager asks Cal to find the teen's missing older brother. The story builds very slowly, but I was glad I didn't quit reading. While Cal's search for a missing young man drives the plot, this is primarily a character-driven novel. Tana French is an American who emigrated to Ireland, and she uses her insights as an outsider entering Irish culture to create obstacles for Cal. Highly recommended.

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mpot
Dec 25, 2020

Very engrossing. Well developed characters. This is my first book of hers, and I can't wait to read more.

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Eagle_dancer
Dec 23, 2020

The first I have read by Ms. French. Too much of the book is used to describe ALL of the countryside, each day, various weather. Flora, fauna, birds. The 2 main characters are good,
Disappointing.

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burroak
Dec 23, 2020

Her best yet. The language, landscape, atmosphere, are spot on.

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rachel1233
Dec 17, 2020

Couldn’t finish reading the book. Got too slow and boring. Quite a disappointment

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tjdickey
Dec 15, 2020

A stunning stand-alone thriller from a master storyteller. The atmosphere sneaks up on you just like the cold of the Irish winter, and the brutality can be felt just out of view in the dark fields.

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