Faithful Place

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Faithful Place is a 2010 crime novel by Tana French.[1] The book is set in Dublin, featuring undercover detective Frank Mackey, who was a supporting character in French's previous novel, The Likeness.[2]


Maureen Corrigan of The Washington Post stated that "the voice is what grabs you first" and continues on to say that "[the main character]'s voice is so wry, bitter and just plain alive".[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Regina Marler of the Los Angeles Times described the book as "not a page-turner but a page-lingerer" and that "French gives us a clear-eyed portrait of the Liberties as seen through a murder."[4] The book was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel.

The book was nominated for the 2012 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.[5]


  1. ^ Maslin, Janet (11 July 2010). "Be It Ever So Awful, No Place Like ...". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  2. ^ ""Faithful Place": Tana French turns the detective story inside out". 4 July 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Corrigan, Maureen (August 9, 2010). "Tana French's new mystery, "Faithful Place," reviewed by Maureen Corrigan". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 20, 2010. 
  4. ^ Marler, Regina (August 13, 2010). "Book review: 'Faithful Place' by Tana French". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Three Irish novels among IMPAC nominees". RTÉ News. 7 November 2011.

French, Tana (2010), Faithful Place, Viking, ISBN 0670021873, OCLC 460059806