I heart Tana French. If someone gives me a blanketed, “I’m looking for a book to read” I typically check to see if they like thrillers and if so, start bellowing “Tana French Tana French Tana Freeeeeench.” I own all of her Dublin Murder Series, shown here (if you squint). Behold, the rad bookshelf that my husband built! It goes around three of the four walls of this room. I looove it because it a) saves space b) displays our books in a fun way and most of all c) looks super awesome.
Faithful Place isn’t back up there just yet, because I haven’t clamored up on the sofa to do so just yet in case I
need to refer to it for this review, but it goes up there with the rest of the French collection, right about in the middle near the only hardback I have The Trespasser. (She says, as she tries to ignore the fact that the rest of them are in paperback).
Anyhoodle, the book! Yes another in the Dublin Murder Series, Tana delves into the life of undercover officer Frank Mackey, who was second (more like third) fiddle to the protagonist in the previous book, The Likeness. This time Mackey is at the center of the action as he tries to find out what happened to the one that got away, his childhood sweetheart, 22 years ago, on the night that they were supposed to run away together. I’m rereading these before jumping in to her newest that I haven’t read, and I’ll confess I’m getting a bit impatient. The first one I really didn’t remember the whodunnit details but this one was fresher in my memory and thus I was eager to get it over and done. I’m not sure if I’m going to reread all of them or skip ahead…only time will tell, but I’ll close with just a touch more preaching: if you like thrillers and good books, READ THIS BOOK SERIES. Please and thanks.