Faithful Place

Faithful Place Cover

Faithful Place

By Tana French

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143119494, 400pp.

Publication Date: June 28, 2011

The "expertly rendered, gripping new novel" (Janet Maslin, The New York Times) from the bestselling author of In the Woods and The Likeness.
Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was a nineteen-year-old kid with a dream of escaping hisi family's cramped flat on Faithful Place and running away to London with his girl, Rosie Daly. But on the night they were supposed to leave, Rosie didn't show. Frank took it for grantedthat she'd dumped him-probably because of his alcoholic father, nutcase mother, and generally dysfunctional family. He never went home again.Neither did Rosie. Then, twenty-two years later, Rosie's suitcase shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place, and Frank, now a detective in the Sublin Undercover squad, is going home whether he likes it or not.
Getting sucked in is a lot easier than getting out again. Frank finds himself straight back in the dark tangle of relationships he left behind. The cops working the case want him out of the way, in case loyalty to his family and community makes him a liability. Faithful Place wants him out because he's a detective now, and the Place has never liked cops. Frank just wants to find out what happened to Rosie Daly-and he's willing to do whatever it takes, to himself or anyone else, to get the job done.

Look out for Tana French's newest novel, The Trespasser, which will be published by Viking in October of 2016.

About the Author
Tana Frenchis also the author ofIn the Woods, The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken Harbor, The Secret Placeand The Trespasser. Her books have won awards including the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards, theLos Angeles TimesAward for Best Mystery/Thriller, and the Irish Book Award for Crime Fiction. She lives in Dublin with her family."