Dublin Murder Squad: 6. Winner of Crime Fiction Book of the Year - Irish Book Awards
By Tana French
You can beat one killer. Beating your own squad is a whole other thing.
This is the case that will make Detective Antoinette Conway's murder squad career. Or break it.
A searing novel of psychological suspense from the multi-award-winning author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller In the Woods.
'Contains the most tense and serpentine interrogation scenes outside of John Le Carré' -
'Taut, twisty, packed with all-too believable characters and rattles along at breakneck speed.' Woman & Home
This is the case she imagined. Precision-cut and savage, lithe and momentous.
Antoinette Conway, the tough, abrasive detective from The Secret Place, is still on the Murder squad, but only just. She's partnered up with Stephen Moran now, and that's going well - but the rest of her working life isn't. Antoinette doesn't play well with others, and there's a vicious running campaign in the squad to get rid of her. She and Stephen pull a case that at first looks like a slam-dunk lovers' tiff. All she and her partner have to do is track down Lover Boy and bring him in. Then it'll be back to business as usual, watching from a distance as the real detectives go up against the psychopaths. Except when Antoinette takes a good look at the victim's face, she realises she's seen her somewhere before. And suddenly the conviction that there's a different answer takes her breath away.
Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the United States and Malawi. She is the author of In the Woods (winner of the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry awards for Best First Novel), The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken Harbour (winner of the LA Times prize for Best Mystery/Thriller) and The Secret Place. She lives in Dublin with her husband and two children. She keeps a website at www.tanafrench.com
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20 Apr 2017
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Best Crime Title of the Year — Daily Mail
I'm a huge fan of hers and have read all her novels. — Cecilia Ahern, The Lady
Perfect winter reading. Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad series are up there with the most read on our 50 book challenge discussions. This is no surprise since her books offer readers compelling, intelligent thrillers with brilliant characters - including the tough and foul-mouthed detective, Antoinette Conway, the narrator of this twisty and thrilling story. — Mumsnet Best books for Christmas
A beautifully wrought murder mystery and investigation into what it means to be a murder detective. — Mail on Sunday