Short review for a book that has too much to talk about for me without writing a dissertation. I just find Antoinette Conway to be such an interesting narrator, and I love the way French plays off Conway’s weaknesses with the murder of Aislinn Murray. I had actually forgotten almost everything about this book, except how thorny Conway was as a narrator, and how her paranoia SPOILERS ended up being mostly unjustified END SPOILERS. I had also forgotten how angry Conway made me in her […]
When Aislinn Murray is found dead in her home, alongside a table set for a romantic dinner, it seems like a classic case of “the boyfriend did it” to Detective Antoinette Conway. But further exploration of Aislinn’s past and cryptic clues from her close friends seem to point to something more sinister, along with the nagging feeling Antoinette had met the victim before. The core story of The Trespasser was a decently engaging mystery, with an end that I didn’t fully see coming, but didn’t […]
I’ve read several of the Dublin Murder Squad books, and I really like most of them so I feel confident saying this is probably just a misstep from Tana French, at least for me, because I really had a hard time getting through this one. This one follows Detective Antoinette Conway, who is partnered with Stephen Moran (who was the main character of the last DMS book I read, The Secret Place). Conway transferred over from Missing Persons, and Murder Squad was always her goal […]
One of the best parts of reading Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad books (and there are many best parts, I’ve gotta say) is that you can dive into any of them and get nearly the full experience and feeling even if you haven’t read all of them.
It’s been a while since I’ve checked in on the Dublin Murder Squad. One thing I like about Tana French is that she isn’t as prolific as many mystery writers are, making it fun to reacquaint oneself with the setting and some of the characters. I didn’t like the last book, The Secret Place, quite as much as earlier books, partly because the story was all about teenagers and that I found detective Antoinette Conway too angry and paranoid. I wasn’t sure what to expect […]