|By (author):||French, Tana|
|Subject:||FICTION / General|
|FICTION / Literary|
|FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense|
|Size:||9.00in x 6.00in x 1.16in|
|From The Publisher*||A brilliant new novel from the New York Times bestselling author, whom Gillian Flynn calls "mesmerizing" and Stephen King calls "incandescent."|
Being on the Murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed it would be. Her partner, Stephen Moran, is the only person who seems glad she's there. The rest of her working life is a stream of thankless cases, vicious pranks, and harassment. Antoinette is savagely tough, but she's getting close to the breaking point.
Their new case looks like yet another by-the-numbers lovers' quarrel gone bad. Aislinn Murray is blond, pretty, groomed to a shine, and dead in her catalogue-perfect living room, next to a table set for a romantic dinner. There's nothing unusual about her-except that Antoinette's seen her somewhere before.
And that her death won't stay in its neat by-numbers box. Other detectives are trying to push Antoinette and Steve into arresting Aislinn's boyfriend, fast. There's a shadowy figure at the end of Antoinette's road. Aislinn's friend is hinting that she knew Aislinn was in danger. And everything they find out about Aislinn takes her further from the glossy, passive doll she seemed to be.
Antoinette knows the harassment has turned her paranoid, but she can't tell just how far gone she is. Is this case another step in the campaign to force her off the squad, or are there darker currents flowing beneath its polished surface?
|Review Quote*||Praise for Tana French:|
"To say Tana French is one of the great thriller writers is really too limiting. Rather she's simply this: a truly great writer." -Gillian Flynn
"French is a poet of mood and a master builder of plots." -Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post
"One of the most distinct and exciting new voices in crime writing." -The Wall Street Journal
"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." -Laura Miller, Salon.com
Praise for The Secret Place:
"Terrific, terrifying, amazing, and the prose is incandescent." -Stephen King
"There are echoes of Leopold and Loeb and Donna Tartt's The Secret History, but the language and landscape are unmistakably French's, as is the way she excavates the past to illuminate the present." -O Magazine
|Biographical Note||Tana French is also the author of In the Woods, The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken Harbor and The Secret Place. Her books have won awards including the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards, the Los Angeles Times Award for Best Mystery/Thriller, and the Irish Book Award for Crime Fiction. She lives in Dublin with her family.|