The locale in this book, Seal Cove, is an actual place on Mt. Big tough Conway going all misty-eyed; how the lads would have laughed. I do think I understood him better in the first book, though. Does obvious make it a bad book? And Moran and his goofy smile are just along for the ride as Conway heads up an investigation of the murder of 26-year-old Aislinn Murray, found dead in her meticulous home from a punch to the face and a smack on the fireplace hearth. He finds one policeman there, but he seems oddly edgy and not too concerned about the Trespasser, by Paul Doiron, A-minus, narrated by Henry Leyva, produced by Macmillan Audio, downloaded from audible. While on patrol one foggy March evening, Bowditch receives a call for help. Conway and Moran are being put on the case with a more experienced Detective, Detective Breslin.
And he becomes the prime suspect, even though there is no hard evidence against him. It's always interesting to watch detectives put together possible scenarios, to see how their minds work. For me, I don't have to wonder whether this one will be good, or that one will be good, because the author just is that good. And they work a case to death. From there it's a matter of asking the right questions until everything cracks open.
Filled with wonderful storytelling and an evolving narrative, French remains on the top of her game in this explosive novel, perfect for series fans and curious folk alike. Her unlikable attributes become likable as French peels back the layers. I hate to go into details of the story since it may spoil it for future readers, suffice it to say, the story will grip you right from page one, and simply build with momentum, until the final chapters, you are in for a rare treat. They were a great duo --- but what was so impressive was that Tana was so good at writing a 'male voice' --you'd swear a man wrote it. I paused reading for some days, but still it's a page turner. You jump into the story and race to the end. This novel in the Tana French series about Irish murder detective Antoinette Conway is universally loved and considered among her best in a long line of terrific mystery novels.
Just finished it, can't quite say I loved it but it was a fantastic experience. I read this book slow. When the on-duty state trooper arrives, Mike leaves the investigation to him. At the start and end of the book, he is a sympathetic character, but his motivation for most the book is hard to fathom so he comes across as awfully self-centered. There's nothing unusual about her--except that Antoinette's seen her somewhere before.
Her narrative voice is bitchy as fuck - goddamn, her sarcasm is biting. All six Dublin Murder Squad novels have proven to be a delight to read, with their winding narratives and strong cast of characters. That at this moment, I loved it? Is this case another step in the campaign to force her off the squad, or are there darker currents flowing beneath its polished surface? Aislinn's friend is hinting that she knew Aislinn was in danger. The rest of her working life is a stream of thankless cases, vicious pranks, and harassment. For Bowditch, whose own life was recently shattered by a horrific act of violence, doing nothing is not an option.
Also, he has used dialogue to reveal a bit too much too early about the true nature of the character. I guess my rating is 3. The Trespasser will make readers hope to be stuck in lines or at doctors' offices or at airports--any place that allows an excuse to dive back into the book. Like all of French's characters, Antoinette Conway is a complex bundle of ambition, hopes, fears, dreams and doubts. The driver of the car is missing. I settle down to read them with such faith in the author because she is so consistently good.
And everything they find out about Aislinn takes her further from the glossy, passive doll she seemed to be. That through metaphor, symbolism and theme it exposes the reader to some kind of truth? If no other books are available, read it. An ultra-cleaned pane where you can see through very well, but you're aware of the glass all the time. However, I did have a few issues with a handful of items: Sarah spelling? Her partner, seems for most of the book to be a milquetoast, happy to support and follow. With that said, though, I did have some reservations with the first book. They were a great duo --- but what was so impressive was that Tana was so good at writing a 'male voice' --you'd swear a man wrote it.
I have been waiting with great anticipation for the latest installment of the Warden Mike Bowditch series from author Paul Doiron. I heartily recommend Trespasser, though I do suggest you start with 1, The Poacher's Son, which will provide insightful character background. When Bowditch arrives at the scene, he finds blood in the middle of the road and an abandoned vehicle. I regret putting off this series for so long, but I'm so happy I have five more of these to read! Suspicion falls on the young man with whom she was to have dinner on the night of her death, but , who looks for the darker side of the mind, becomes convinced that a crooked detective is involved. Antoinette is driven and bright, but she also has a chip on her shoulder that may lead her to attribute motives to colleagues inappropriately. She drew me in - captured every ounce of me - every fiber of my being and wouldn't let go till I read the very last sentence.
The writing brings us deeply into the internal politics of a murder squad and expresses the difficulty of a woman operating in a rough environment hung with grisly soul-destroying murders. This item is available as a downloadable title for registered borrowers of participating ListenAlaska libraries. Pulling the reader in to learn more about Antoinette Conway was the perfect approach for this novel, as she played a minor role previously and might have left some readers wondering about this slightly abrupt detective who allowed Stephen Moran into her case at St. I don't know what took me so long to discover Doiron. He stumbles through life, a bit of a rebel, not really sure how to handle his relationship with his girl, but with a great need to do his job properly. Lawrence worked from Corke's diary, with her permission, but also urged her to publish; which she did in 1933 as Neutral Ground.