Waiting on Wednesday: Faithful Place

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. If you want to participate you can grab the logo, write a post, and leave a comment back at the host blog.

My pick for this week is:

Faithful Place: A Novel

by Tana French

Publication Date: July 13

Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was nineteen, growing up poor in Dublin’s inner city, and living crammed into a small flat with his family on Faithful Place. But he had his sights set on a lot more. He and Rosie Daly were all ready to run away to London together, get married, get good jobs, break away from factory work and poverty and their old lives.

But on the winter night when they were supposed to leave, Rosie didn’t show. Frank took it for granted that she’d dumped him-probably because of his alcoholic father, nutcase mother, and generally dysfunctional family. He never went home again.

Neither did Rosie. Everyone thought she had gone to England on her own and was over there living a shiny new life. Then, 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.

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.–From Amazon

This is Tana French’s third book, and I loved the first two, so I can’t wait for a new one! Her writing is absolutely amazing. If you need a couple books to read this summer, grab In the Woods and The Likeness before the new book comes out.

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2 Responses to "Waiting on Wednesday: Faithful Place"

  • I really, really need to read this author. I have heard so many great things.

    Welcome to WoW…so glad you’re participating!!

    1 jill said this (May 13, 2010 at 4:25 AM)


  • I loved her first two books and am waiting with baited breath for this one. I plan on reading it outside by the pool. How about everyone else?

    2 Judy said this (May 14, 2010 at 9:14 AM)


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