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Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad Series #3)

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25 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

good news/bad news, LOL!

The good news is that I couldn't put this book down; it's a real page-turner. The bad news: I'll probably have to wait another year, at least, for her next book. Count me a fan for life.

I won't restate the story here; others have done that. I'll comment on the actua...
The good news is that I couldn't put this book down; it's a real page-turner. The bad news: I'll probably have to wait another year, at least, for her next book. Count me a fan for life.

I won't restate the story here; others have done that. I'll comment on the actual writing: The crisp style and brilliant dialogue capture the family relationships and pitfalls thereof in an amazingly accurate and pointed way. The Irish facility with expressive language and humor makes the dialogue absolutely sparkle. The police/crime aspect of the book is secondary to the character novel. Terrific job, Ms French - can't wait for your next one!

posted by 299112 on August 12, 2010

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8 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

forget it

I'm a fan of mystery: For like-minded souls, this isn't it. I knew "who done it" at the end of the 2nd chapter and dredged through all 360 some-odd pages for the author to confirm my guess. In the meantime, you must translate Irish slang and read through the author's...
I'm a fan of mystery: For like-minded souls, this isn't it. I knew "who done it" at the end of the 2nd chapter and dredged through all 360 some-odd pages for the author to confirm my guess. In the meantime, you must translate Irish slang and read through the author's personal pain and philosophy. No real hero and French attempts to make the villain mildly sympathetic. Try something else.

posted by timeatlonglast on January 17, 2011

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  • Posted January 17, 2011

    forget it

    I'm a fan of mystery: For like-minded souls, this isn't it. I knew "who done it" at the end of the 2nd chapter and dredged through all 360 some-odd pages for the author to confirm my guess. In the meantime, you must translate Irish slang and read through the author's personal pain and philosophy. No real hero and French attempts to make the villain mildly sympathetic. Try something else.

    8 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2011

    One star, that's it!

    I bought this book based on all the recommendations and I did not find it nearly as interesting as many of the other readers. The pace of the book didn't really start picking up until halfway through it, and at that point I was so irritated by the main character, Frank, that I wasn't sure if I even wanted to continue reading. The last half of the book I will agree I had trouble putting down because it came to point when I really wanted to know what happened. But Frank Mackey is so self centered and obsessed by his past that he doesn't really care about all the other lives that he is ruining. To me, his constant striving to leave his family behind and not become one of them, has actually made him worse than all of them. Shay included.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Ughhhhh

    Storyline was dull and drawn out way too long

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  • Posted February 12, 2012

    Disappointing

    I really wanted to like this book. Usually, I have a 50-100 page limit before I decide to abandon a book, but I must admit it was torture just to get to page 50. The beginning of this book is saturated with excruciating and boring details that made me want to fall asleep rather than turn the page. More than anything, I found the way of writing dialogue so awkward that it made this book more of an effort than anything else. Too many dialogue tags simply destroyed the flow and pulled me completely out of the story. As a reader, I always try to find the silver lining in a book. Considering it has received such high praise, I may pick it up and give it another shot.

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  • Posted February 1, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Watching Paint Dry

    This was so boring it took me two weeks to get thru. How many times do we have to read about "Ma" bludgeoning her children and husband. I thought this was AWFUL.

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  • Posted August 1, 2011

    No idea!

    Purchased this eBook in July 2011. I have not been able to download it. Each time I tap download the message comes back "Couldn't get content license". Yet, I paid $10.81 and cannot read the thing!

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  • Posted April 17, 2011

    BOT WORTH THE PAPER IT IS WRITTEN ON.

    THE AUTHOR IS TOO LIBERAL WITH THE S,F, AND P WORDS. SHE IS ALSO TOO LIBERAL WIRH EITHER USING THE NAME TO BE USED ONLY IN PRAYER OR ANOTHER WORD IMPLYING THAT BAME. AT LEAST 250 PAGES OF FAMILY DETAIL COULD HAVE BEEN CUT FROM THIS BOOK. ALSO THE LAST CHAPTER SHOULD HAVE BEEN LEFT OUT ALTOGETHER.

    I WOULS NOT WASTE MY MONEY ON ANOTHER BOOK BY THIS AUTHOR.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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