“The Searcher” by Tana French was an engaging crime-thriller about a retired cop, moved away from Chicago to a small town in rural Ireland to escape the rigors of the big city, constantly solving crimes, and fixing other people’s problems. He buys a rundown cottage, a project to repair, and after only a few months in his new home, getting the lay of the land, his cop sense kicks in that there are some things around town that don’t feel right.
One thing I thoroughly enjoyed throughout Ms. French’s novel was her detailed description of the countryside and environs that the story unfolds in. The detail and the explanations really showed off her writing abilities and style. The story itself was was thought out, followed a well-defined plan, and really flowed together very nicely. Unlike the choppy, stream of consciousness style that many authors adopt nowadays, Ms. French’s story unfolding step-by-step as the plot plods ahead.
I thought this was a great read in the crime novel genre, which isn’t always my preferred story. Despite my inclinations to other types of literature, I thoroughly enjoy this novel and heartily recommend it!