A New York Times bestseller and quintessential Tana French thriller—a damaged hero, an unspeakable crime, and an intricately plotted mystery—nestled in a timely examination of lives shattered by the global economic downturn.
Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy plays by the book and plays hard. That’s why he’s the Dublin Murder Squad’s top detective, and that’s what puts the biggest case of the year in his hands.
On one of the half-abandoned “luxury” developments that litter Ireland, Patrick Spain and his two young children have been murdered. His wife, Jenny, is in intensive care. At first, Scorcher thinks it’s going to be an easy solve, but too many small things can’t be explained: the half-dozen baby monitors pointed at holes smashed in the Spains’ walls, the files erased from the family’s computer, the story Jenny told her sister about a shadowy intruder slipping past the house’s locks. And this neighborhood–once called Broken Harbor–holds memories for Scorcher and his troubled sister Dina: childhood memories that Scorcher thought he had tightly under control.
Tana French’s newest novel, The Trespasser, will be published by Viking in October of 2016.
From the Trade Paperback edition.