Monday, January 23, 2017

The Trespasser by Tana French

Summary from Good Reads:

     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?

My Thoughts:

     This is the first time I have read anything written by Tana French.  I kept hearing from many people how great this series was so when The Trespasser came up as a BOMC selection for November, I grabbed it!  Everyone told me that although this is book six in the series you don’t have to read them in order and they were correct.  Each book centers on a different detective in the Dublin Murder Squad so it is not necessary to go in order.
     I am so glad I listened to all the recommendations because this is a great book! There are a lot of twists and turns, so you never truly get ahold of anything to make a good guess at who-dunit! Things kept popping up to make me rethink things just when I thought I might have the mystery figured out the next chapter would blow that theory away.  I cannot wait to go back and read the other books in this great series. If you enjoy a good thriller or police prodecural with great characters-read this!

4.5/5 stars

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