The Trespasser

The Trespasser

[a Novel]

Book - 2016
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While Detective Antoinette Conway and her partner Stephen Moran work a seemingly routine investigation of a lovers' quarrel gone bad, they discover the case isn't as by-the-numbers as they thought.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2016
ISBN: 9780670026333
Characteristics: 449 pages ; 24 cm


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Jan 17, 2021

Another strong outing from Tana French. The mystery has enough logical twists to be very satisfying. The detective narrator is also not wholly reliable, which is a great extra layer.
A bit overwritten, but not enough to be problematic.

Jan 11, 2021

I am still wondering who the "trespasser" was. Sometimes tedious in the reading and a lot of crude language used, the detective interview techniques with suspects was eye opening to outsiders. The mystery, itself, was captivating and worthy of finishing the book.

Nov 24, 2020

Alexis recommendation.

Nov 13, 2020

I started..and then stopped..reading in very short order. I have enjoyed French's other books but this one had no attraction for me. I don't need to hear the Irish's version of crude language.

Nov 02, 2019

Blunt talking female detective with Dublin Murder Squad

Oct 21, 2019

It took me a few times to actually pick up and start this book. I have no idea why, as it turned out from the very moment, I started this book, I was hooked. I loved how this book had a female lead detective (which is hardly ever seen), along with what it’s like to be a woman, but specifically a woman of colour in Ireland, working such an “exclusive” job. The sabotage from people in your own squad, news reports calling you a b****, and other slurs. Then added conflict while trying to solve a homicide, but is it a homicide or an accident? Tana French’s portrayal of Detective Antoinette Conway is fabulously written, and I highly recommend reading The Trespasser. 4/5
@LucindatheGreen of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

I really like this detective novel, it’s a realistic and practical portray of ordinary police officers who are striving to do their jobs. A lot of suspense, tension and twist in the story, I can’t stop reading this book chapters after chapters, trying to find what really happened. In addition, the story also reveals gender inequality in police department, especially in the homicide unit. Besides from being pressured by her boss, the heroine also has to face the bullying from her male colleagues while investigating the case that involves personal relationship, corruption and insider information. In general, I really like this book and I would read it over and over again. Rating: 4/5.
@Vayne of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Sep 17, 2019

Dublin Murder Squad 6

Apr 06, 2019

I love murder mysteries and this is the second book I’ve read by Tana French. I liked the first one, “In the Woods”, better than this one, perhaps because I just couldn’t warm up to this book’s main character, Detective Antoinette Conway. She is clever, insightful, and determined, but also abrasive and rude, even to her partner, who puts up with it. The plot has lots of twists and turns and the author does a great job of weaving in all the details. I agree with another reviewer who said that French’s writing is something like Michael Connelly’s, as he also focuses so much on the ins and outs of police work. I will definitely be reading her other books.

Feb 17, 2019

This is the first book I've read in this series and not usually the genre of book I read. It took me a bit to adjust to the Irish dialogue (which sets the perfect tone ) and the almost minute to minute progress. Book almost totally follows Detective Antoinette and her thought process as she and D. Moran solve this case. I felt myself adopting her slight paranoia in the middle of my home renovations. French won me over and I throughly enjoyed this book. It moves right along w/ great investigative detail but it thankfully I was still able to sleep. Antoinette solved her case/project much more quickly than me! I give French high marks for her writing such fine details, facts, figures names, timing etc and seemingly gets it all straight.

Jan 31, 2019

It didn’t take me more than 100page to get over loving and hating sensations from slang slinging and narration nagging. Once I got used to it, the plot never ceased to divert my guessing.
With residual doubt on Ash’s credibility I still hold, quite a achievement to make all characters normal and genuine human being without interference of psycho, mental, and pure evil.

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Ah, background checks, I say. The foundation of every beautiful romance.


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