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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (20,378 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tana French Narrator: Tim Gerard Reynolds Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dublin Murder Squad Series Release Date:
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With the opening of the third novel, featuring the Dublin Murder Squad, Faithful Place sets nineteen year old Frank Mackey to waiting for Rosie. They are supposed to run away together to London, but this wait may be in vain.

When Frank thinks he has merely fallen for a girl who has forgotten him, his unrequited love, he leaves for Dublin instead, assuming he will never return.

Years pass and now that Frank is a detective, he returns to his old neighborhood only to find that Rosie's suitcase is left in an abandoned house. What has become of Rosie, and what is the truth about that fateful night they could have shared, so long ago?

With her pointed, yet humorous dialogue and her scathing, acerbic wit, French continues to entertain with Faithful Place.

Tana French was born in the United States in 1973, but was raised in Ireland, Italy, the U.S., and Malawi. Her father, a resource management economist for developing nations, moved the family often, and exposed his children to many diverse cultures. French studied acting at Trinity College in Dublin. French has citizenship in the US, Italy, and Ireland. A novelist and a theatrical actress, French made her debut as a writer with the psychological mystery In the Woods, which won best first novel in the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards. She is married and has a daughter and works in theatre, film, and voiceover, while continuing to write.

New York Times best-selling author Tana French has won the prestigious Edgar, Barry, Macavity, and Anthony awards. As her third novel featuring the Dublin Murder Squad opens, nineteen-year-old Frank Mackey is waiting in vain for Rosie, who he’s supposed to run away to London with. But when she doesn’t show, Frank leaves Dublin without her—thinking never to return. Years later, though, Rosie’s suitcase is found in an abandoned house, and Frank, now a detective, returns to his old neighborhood to learn the truth of that long-ago night.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Tana French is back with a brilliant thriller in Faithful Place. Hard-edged and smart, like the scene-stealing detective at the center of this haunting novel, the book is a stunning tale of love and betrayal.”

    Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author

  • “With French’s masterly portrayal of family dynamics and responsibility and her adept depiction of young love and parental devotion, fans are unlikely to miss Maddox, the protagonist of her first two New York Times bestsellers. Psychological suspense at its best.”

    Library Journal

  • “A pitch-perfect narrative voice and a family dynamic that will ring true to anyone who’s come from a sprawling, disorganized household.”

    Sara Paretsky, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Part Raymond Chandler, part Roddy Doyle, crime fiction’s rising star takes it into mesmerizing new territory…French’s hypnotic storytelling remains in full force in this novel…Faithful Place is wrenching to a degree that detective fiction rarely achieves…French does something fresh with every novel, each one as powerful as the last but in a very different manner. Perhaps she has superpowers of her own? Whatever the source of her gift, it’s only growing more miraculous with every book.”


  • “The voice is what grabs you first. It belongs to our narrator, Frank Mackey, a police detective in Dublin…Frank’s voice is so wry, bitter, and just plain alive that when I finished Faithful Place and began writing this review, I had to think for a long blank minute about the name of the author. To do that, I first had to remember that Frank was created, not real. My naive lapse was a tribute to Tana French’s extraordinary gifts, and her name should be writ large on every mystery lover’s must-read list.”

    Washington Post

  • “Expertly rendered, gripping…The first thing that Ms. French does so well in Faithful Place is to inhabit fully a scrappy, shrewd, privately heartbroken middle-aged man. The second is to capture the Mackey family’s long-brewing resentments in a way that’s utterly realistic on many levels. Sibling rivalries, class conflicts, old grudges, adolescent flirtations, and memories of childhood violence are all deftly embedded in this novel, as is the richly idiomatic Dublinese.”

    New York Times

  • “The charming narrative will leave readers begging for a sequel.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “[French] revisits, evocatively and lyrically, themes she’s used before: love, loss, memory, murder, and life in modern Ireland. French’s writing remains brilliant, and her dialogue is sharp, often lacerating, and sometimes mordantly funny. Faithful Place is her best book yet.”


  • Selected for the July 2010 Indie Next List
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 2011 Macavity Award Nominee for Best Mystery Novel
  • A 2011 Anthony Award Nominee for Best Novel
  • A 2010 Time Magazine Top 10 Book for Fiction
  • A 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Mystery/Thriller
  • A 2011 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Randi | 2/18/2014

    " This was a very suspense filled noval!! It kept you guessing and your heart was right in the middle of the book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/3/2014

    " What a great trip to Dublin. The language and the characters are, well, you know yourself. The mystery grounded in first love and dysfunctional family was well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by NG | 1/29/2014

    " Great characters, terrific setting, believable and real unfolding of events. Mackey is a wonderful character, fresh and raw and real and consistent in an honest and hard way. One could fall a little bit in love with him on the page. And how he/French speaks about and inhabits the different kinds of love-- for Rosie, for Holly, for Liv, all fierce and stunning and part of life-- makes you recognize and remember each emotion. Even if the ending felt a little bit like an ending by accident, French is a dynamite writer who carried me away with all the pieces that matter-- heartbeat, heartache, and heart song. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Elise Thanasouras | 1/28/2014

    " Sorry, didn't like it at all (4/11) "

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