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'Terrific - terrifying, amazing' STEPHEN KING
'Completely, indescribably magnificent' MARIAN KEYES
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A DISAPPEARANCE. A SMALL TOWN. A QUESTION THAT NEEDS ANSWERING...
Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a remote 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 then a local kid comes looking for his help. His brother has gone missing, and no one, least of all the police, seems to care. Cal wants
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'Terrific - terrifying, amazing' STEPHEN KING
'Completely, indescribably magnificent' MARIAN KEYES
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A DISAPPEARANCE. A SMALL TOWN. A QUESTION THAT NEEDS ANSWERING...


Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a remote 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 then a local kid comes looking for his help. His brother has gone missing, and no one, least of all the police, seems to care. Cal wants nothing to do with any kind of investigation, but somehow he can't make himself walk away.

Soon Cal will discover that even in the most idyllic small town, secrets lie hidden, people aren't always what they seem, and trouble can come calling at his door.

A gripping tale of breath-taking beauty and suspense that asks how we decide what's right and wrong in a world where neither is simple, and what we risk if we fail.

WINTER RICHARD AND JUDY BOOKCLUB PICK
THE SUNDAY TIMES PAPERBACK OF THE YEAR 2021
THE TIMES PAPERBACK OF THE YEAR 2021
FT BEST BOOK OF 2020
THE GUARDIAN BEST CRIME AND THRILLER BOOK OF 2020
THE TIMES THRILLER OF THE YEAR 2020

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'I'm a big fan of Tana French' IAN RANKIN

'I didn't want it to end' HARRIET TYCE

'To say Tana French is one of the great thriller writers is really too limiting. Rather she's simply this: a truly great writer' GILLIAN FLYNN

'Immersive and atmospheric ... Cal and Trey could very well be the new sort of heroes we need in this strange world' ARAMINTA HALL

'This is a tour de force of suspense and storytelling. Comes closer to perfection than anything I've read in the last decade' SARAH HILARY

'The Searcher is its own kind of masterpiece' WASHINGTON POST

'One of the most compulsive psychological mysteries since Donna Tartt's The Secret History' THE TIMES

'French offers a masterclass in unreliability' SUNDAY TIMES

'[Crime fiction's] biggest contemporary star' GUARDIAN

'One of the finest writers of contemporary crime fiction' THE DAILY MAIL

'An audacious departure for this immensely talented author . . . not to be missed' THE NEW YORK TIMES

'Nuanced and compelling' THE NEW YORKER


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Autorenporträt
Tana French is the Sunday Times and New York Times-bestselling author of In the Woods, The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken Harbour, The Secret Place, The Trespasser and The Wych Elm. Her books have won awards including the Edgar, Anthony, Barry and Macavity awards, the LA Times Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller and the Irish Book Award for Best Crime Fiction. She grew up in Ireland, Italy, the US and Malawi, and trained as an actor at Trinity College Dublin. She lives in Dublin with her family.
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This is a tour de force of suspense and storytelling. Comes closer to perfection than anything I've read in the last decade SARAH HILARY
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"The west of Ireland looked good to Cal Hooper on the internet. But now that he s living there, the rugged beauty of the region overwhelms him, as it will anyone reading Tana French s The Searcher, an audacious departure for this immensely talented author Not to be missed." Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Tana French is like a poet. She writes beautifully If you haven t read her yet, I really highly recommend that you do. Harlan Coben

Taut, chiseled and propulsive." Vogue

"French's writing here is on fire. Eerie and nuanced and spellbinding." Fresh Air

French avoids the fireworks of conventional crime fiction, instead taking a classic setup the lone outsider revealing the dark side of a small town and imbuing it with simmering menace. There s also an unexpectedly moving friendship and storytelling so atmospheric you can practically smell the peat bogs. People

The perfect cold-weather escape French s writing style is so unhurried and pleasurable and every page smells and sounds like Ireland. At a time when travel is impossible and we re spending more time at home, staying safe, it s thrilling to be transported to another place entirely, gripped by suspense and a sense of danger as I turn the pages in my cozy lair. Glamour

Nuanced and compelling. The New Yorker

Thriller mastermind Tana French's . . . work is as consistently thoughtful and thought-provoking as it is entertaining...[In The Searcher] French finds interesting angles and dynamics, and her cast is, as always, wonderfully drawn." The Los Angeles Times

"Vivid and poetic." Associated Press

"French takes this standalone novel at a measured pace, easing readers into Cal's quiet life before the thrills unravel." TIME

"Compelling." Vox

The Searcher feels different from French s previous books there s a sparseness to the setting that contrasts with the bustle of the Dublin Murder Squad, or even the gathered family in The Witch Elm but is no less addictive; the pages practically turn themselves. The Seattle Times

"A creepy slow burn that focuses just as much on the central characters inner lives as on the mystery at the heart of the story . . .packed full of twists, turns, and shocking reveals. BuzzFeed

"All things atmospheric and mysterious, this one may keep you up past your bedtime. Cosmopolitan

"A moving new tale of friendship and healing, set in an Irish countryside populated with eccentrics, curmudgeons, and a hilariously weird British woman obsessed with fairies." CrimeReads

"Evocative and lyrical, The Searcher is a mystery worth reading slowly to savor every perfectly rendered detail." Bookpage

It has everything you love the suspense, the questions, the unraveling of lies . obsessively fascinating. Marie Claire

The queen of crime returns with a thriller about a retired Chicago police officer who discovers the sinister underbelly of a seemingly quaint Irish town. Entertainment Weekly

In The Searcher, Tana French stakes out new territory: a rural Irish setting quite different from the urban and suburban Ireland of her previous works, and a central character who is an American . . . The Searcher blends qualities of French s best novels, the first and third of her Dublin Murder Squad police procedurals . . . Los Angeles Review of Books

Readers who share her interest in exploring the lives of flawed and compelling characters will find much to love in the atmospheric story of a retired cop who moves to Ireland for relaxation, only to be asked to find a missing teen. St Louis Post-Dispatch.

As always, French s prose is spellbinding and lyrical . . . The beautiful imagery combined with the dialect of the earthly, witty characters creates an appealing atmosphere that engages the reader . . ." The Austin American-Statesman

Insightful characterizations, even of minor figures, and a devastating reveal help make this a standout. Crime fiction fans won t want to miss this one. Publishers Weekly, starred review

A slow-burn stunner that will keep readers turning the pages late into the night. Recommend to the author s legions of fans, as well as those who enjoy crime fiction set in small towns like Julia Keller s or Jane Harper s novels. Library Journal, starred review

In another stand-alone, French again displays impressive versatility French skillfully builds suspense a fine thriller, but also a moving story of an unlikely friendship that grows from refinishing a ramshackle desk to rebuilding two nearly broken lives. Booklist

Just pre-order and call in sick for a couple days after October 6 when the book comes out. The Millions

Deliver[s] plenty of twists, shocking revelations, and truly chilling moments. Kirkus
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