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  • Published: 5 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241990117
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

The Searcher

The mesmerising new mystery from the Sunday Times bestselling author




A missing boy
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.

Our greatest living mystery writer weaves a masterful tale of breath-taking beauty and suspense, asking how we decide what's right and wrong in a world where neither is simple, and what we risk if we fail.

  • Published: 5 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241990117
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

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Praise for The Searcher

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

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

French offers a masterclass in unreliability

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I'm a big fan of Tana French

IAN RANKIN

The Wych Elm should cement French's place in the first rank of great literary novelists

OBSERVER

This book confirms Tana French as [crime fiction's] biggest contemporary star

GUARDIAN

Terrific - terrifying, amazing, and the prose is incandescent

STEPHEN KING

A story of redemption and friendship, love and betrayal, it is a work of great strength and beauty

DAILY MAIL

This mystery about family, memory and the cracks in both will haunt you for a long, long time

ERIN KELLY

A tale of flawed characters, complex relationships and elusive loyalties. Subtle and powerful

CHRIS HAMMER

This is completely, indescribably magnificent. Tana French is a pure genius

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