The Searcher: A Novel (Large Print / Paperback)

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Tana French is one of my go-to mystery authors. This thriller features Cal Hooper, a retired Chicago police officer who buys a run-down house in rural Ireland. Cal is looking for peace, quiet and time to recover from his traumatic divorce. Cal finds none of these things in the town of Ardnakelty. Ms. French slowly ramps up the tension and mystery while Cal learns that even beautiful small towns can hide dark secrets.

— Jane


Best Book of 2020
New York Times |NPR | New York Post

"This hushed suspense tale about thwarted dreams of escape may be her best one yet . . . Its own kind of masterpiece." --Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post

"A new Tana French is always cause for celebration . . . Read it once for the plot; read it again for the beauty and subtlety of French's writing." --Sarah Lyall, The New York Times

Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a bucolic 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 when a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm-twists him into investigating, Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat, and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets.

"One of the greatest crime novelists writing today" (Vox) weaves a masterful, atmospheric tale of suspense, asking how to tell right from wrong in a world where neither is simple, and what we stake on that decision.

About the Author

Tana French is the author of seven previous books, including In the Woods, The Likeness, and The Witch Elm. Her novels have sold over three million copies and won numerous awards, including the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller, and the Irish Book Award for Crime Fiction. She lives in Dublin with her family.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593342503
ISBN-10: 059334250X
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Publication Date: October 20th, 2020
Pages: 576
Language: English