Download ebook pdf The Searcher: A Novel – Tana French


The Searcher: A Novel

The Searcher: A Novel Read è 8 Best Book of 2020New York Times NPR New York Post This hushed suspense tale about thwarted dreams of escape may be her best one yetIts own kind of masterpiece Maureen Corrigan The Washington Post A new Tana French is always cause for celebrationRead it once for the plot; read it again for the beauty and subtlety of French's writing Sarah Lyall The New York Times Cal Hooper thought a fixer upper in a bucolic Irish village would be the perfect escape After twenty five years in the Chicago police force and a bruising divorce he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens But when a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm twists him into investigating Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesue retreat and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets One of the greatest crime novelists writing today Vox weaves a masterful atmospheric tale of suspense asking how to tell right from wrong in a world where neither is simple and what we stake on that decision My goodness well over 300 page in before any proper thrills and suspense happen It took an awful long time for this tale to reach its one and only set piece of dramatic tension The protagonist Cal Hooper entrusts himself into the care of a conspirator involved in a local murder to guide him up into the boggy wilderness and to the remains of a very recent Tollund bog man With all the loose ends of the plot already tied at this point by French it might be thought this unfolds as the epilogue rather than the climaxMy test for knowing if I have read an excellent piece of fiction is to ask myself whether its world lingers in the imagination like some after image when you shut your eyes to a strong light It is the difference between an impeccably written workwhich Tana French has surely produced and one that has had some magic imparted within it By that standard The Searcher got near but did not uite succeedMany of the preceding pages had been spent building the relationships between characters and drawing their psychological hinterlands in Cal Hooper s case one of disillusionment and flight both from a career as a cop on the mean streets of Chicago and from an unsalvageable marriage I found it was hard work I have to admit and struggled to find myself caring enough about Cal or the youth Trey who will be the cause of Cal s reluctant return to crime solving in his adoptive home town of ArdnakeltyAnother slight disappointment was that the tale was built around an Irish version of a county lines trafficking operation in which Hooper is entangled when Trey s brother Brendan a gobby teenager with a precocious knowledge of chemistry hat tip to Netflix s Breaking Bad upsets a Dublin gang This was a modest plot when you consider the palette available to paint scenes of suspense and darkness in a secretive rural mountain community This was no Wicker Man or DeliveranceHowever the writing style was engaging and the characters believable so on balance a mom entertaining read

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The Searcher: A Novel Read è 8 Best Book of 2020New York Times NPR New York Post This hushed suspense tale about thwarted dreams of escape may be her best one yetIts own kind of masterpiece Maureen Corrigan The Washington Post A new Tana French is always cause for celebrationRead it once for the plot; read it again for the beauty and subtlety of French's writing Sarah Lyall The New York Times Cal Hooper thought a fixer upper in a bucolic Irish village would be the perfect escape After twenty five years in the Chicago police force and a bruising divorce he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens But when a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm twists him into investigating Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesue retreat and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets One of the greatest crime novelists writing today Vox weaves a masterful atmospheric tale of suspense asking how to tell right from wrong in a world where neither is simple and what we stake on that decision I gather that this is not the most typical of Tana French s novels clearly an irritant to some reviewers It s my first experience of the author so I am reluctant to draw conclusions too easily Certainly it is a very slow moving narrative which means that the reader is either held by the texture of the writing and the growing human relationships or becomes impatient On balance I feel that in most respects the novel does succeed though I have a few reservationsThe story is set in Ardnakelty a rural small town in Ireland not that far from Dublin Cal Hooper is an ex detective from Chicago who for a mixture of reasons buys a shack last owned by Marie O Shea some 15 years or so ago The only active connection he now has with the States is with his daughter Alyssa whom he speaks to regularly on the phone Renovating his living uarters is going to occupy him for some time ahead However all changes in his life when a 19 year old Brendan Reddy the eldest child of Sheila Reddy goes missing Despite his promise to himself to stay well clear of anything approaching his previous work through the intervention of the sullen independent and enigmatic Trey another of the impoverished Sheila s five children he becomes increasingly involved in the search for the missing boy Other characters give life to the small town which to me often seems like somewhere in the American South or mid west than Ireland A notable introduction is Cal s closest neighbour a self confident uick witted older man around whom uestions arise as the plot moves steadily forward However at the centre of all is the growing relationship between Cal and his visitor Trey This is really where the heart of the novel lies far than in the solution to the mystery of Brendan s whereaboutsIt is an atmospheric novel which needs the leisurely pacing to allow time for the people and place to draw in the reader There are some striking incidents in advance of the climax but rather like the very different Lord of the Rings there are long waits between them I hope to explore other of Tana French s writing in the near future

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The Searcher: A Novel Read è 8 Best Book of 2020New York Times NPR New York Post This hushed suspense tale about thwarted dreams of escape may be her best one yetIts own kind of masterpiece Maureen Corrigan The Washington Post A new Tana French is always cause for celebrationRead it once for the plot; read it again for the beauty and subtlety of French's writing Sarah Lyall The New York Times Cal Hooper thought a fixer upper in a bucolic Irish village would be the perfect escape After twenty five years in the Chicago police force and a bruising divorce he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens But when a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm twists him into investigating Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesue retreat and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets One of the greatest crime novelists writing today Vox weaves a masterful atmospheric tale of suspense asking how to tell right from wrong in a world where neither is simple and what we stake on that decision Totally enthrallingBy the end i needed to see Trey and Cal ten years in the futureCompromises have to be madenot every story ends with the bad guys getting their just desertsand the price for moving on is learning to accept that sometimes this is what has to happenA lesson ex US cop Cal has to learnFrench sets this beautifully in the claustrophobic Irish village setting where everyone has enough on everyone else to assure their silenceSuperbly toldengrossing and intriguingBut I wouldn t want to live there

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    Download ebook pdf The Searcher: A Novel – Tana French Don't waste your money on this book It is extremely slow in the first half I really struggled to keep going Very boring and so very slow This is by far the worst book Tans French has written A complete yawn fest

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    Download ebook pdf The Searcher: A Novel – Tana French This book is another superb thriller by Tana French author of the Dublin Murder Suad series The protagonist of this book is a former Chicago PD officer who retreats to the seeming peace and tranuillity of the Irish countryside to escape from a cop that gradually wore him out and cost him his marriage However things take a different turn when a local youth ropes him into finding their brother who went missing s

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