Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was 19, growing up poor in Dublin's inner city, and he and Rosie Daly were all ready to run away to London together. But on the night when they were supposed to leave, Rosie vanished. Twenty-two years later, Rosie's suitcase shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place, and Frank is going home whether he likes it or not.
Mystery Lovers Review:
New York Times bestselling author, Tana French is back with a standalone novel set in Dublin which she knows well having grown up there, attended Trinity College and lives there currently. All of which is good experience for a writer telling a tale that spans the last 25 years in that rough and tumble city. In 1985 Frank Mackey was young and living in the inner city with his troubled family on Faithful Place. He and equally young beautiful Rosie Daly were planning to run away. When Rosie fails to show up at the designated meeting spot, Frank leave on his own, never to return at all, until 25 years later, a call from his sister reports a suitcase buried at their meeting place has been found. Frank returns from his job in London, as a detective but doesn’t receive a warm welcome. People in Faithful Place have never liked cops. Interesting insights into a city that is far more than Guinness and castles. [JA]