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  • 0 of 5 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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20 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library FRE (Text) 33500013295068 New On holds shelf -
Hawley Public Library FRE (Text) 33500013295076 New Checked out 11/05/2020
LARL Cataloging LARL80151 (Text) LARL80151 New On order -
Moorhead Public Library FRE (Text) 33500013295084 New On holds shelf -
Hallock Public Library FRE (Text) 35500006314601 New In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780735224650
  • ISBN: 073522465X
  • ISBN: 9780241459416
  • ISBN: 0241459419
  • Physical Description: 464 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"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 picturesque retreat, and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 September #1
    *Starred Review* In another stand-alone (following The Witch Elm, 2018), French again displays impressive versatility. After the procedurally rich Dublin Murder Squad mysteries, she jumped to crime from the victim's and suspect's points of view in the highly introspective The Witch Elm. Now she goes in another new direction: a variation on country noir, set in a remote village in Ireland's West Country. Wearing the scars of both a painful divorce and 25 years with the Chicago Police Department, Cal Hooper buys a fixer-upper in Ireland, looking to decompress while reclaiming his dormant DIY skills. Naturally, it doesn't work out that way, especially the decompressing part. An encounter with the sullen and mostly silent Trey, who becomes an able assistant on the remodeling project, leads to Cal agreeing to help search for the gender-fluid teen's brother, who has disappeared. Soon Cal is bumping heads with the tight-lipped locals and with a gang of thugs, the boyos from Dublin. French skillfully builds suspense, as the search reveals great turmoil beneath the village's bucolic facade. This is a fine thriller, but it's also a moving story of an unlikely friendship that grows from refinishing a ramshackle desk to rebuilding two nearly broken lives. Trey evokes both the vulnerability and inner strength of Ree Dolly in Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone, a country noir that, like The Searcher, finds tenderness in the troubled hearts of its recalcitrant characters. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Tana French is the author of seven previous books, including In the Woods, The Likeness, and The Witch Elm. Her novels have sold over three million copies and won numerous awards, including the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller, and the Irish Book Award for Crime Fiction. She lives in Dublin with her family.

Subject: Missing persons > Fiction.
Villages > Ireland > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Ireland > Fiction.
Family secrets.
Missing persons.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Thrillers (Fiction)
Mystery fiction.

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