Irish crime novelist Tana French took the Edgar Award with her brilliant first novel, In the Woods and did very will with her second novel, Likeness. Faithful Place, set in the slums of Dublin, is surely her best novel yet. Jim Mackey and his girl, Rosie, plan to escape the slums that ruined their parents' lives by slipping off to London. Rosie doesn't show up for their meeting, breaking Jim's heart and sending him out of his neighborhood and away from his dysfunctional family. When Rosie's suitcase re-appears 20 years later showing signs of foul play, Jim, now a member of the Dublin police, is compelled to find out what happened.
Easily as good as Laura Lippman's stand alones and reminiscent of Denise Mina's best Glasgow novels.
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