Goodreads Monday: The Searcher

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and share it with the world. It’s been hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, but I’m not sure if that blog is active anymore. Please enjoy this preview of what I want to read in the future!


The Searcher
by Tana French
Mystery
451 pages
Published October, 2020, by Viking

From Goodreads: Retired detective Cal Hooper moves to a remote village in rural Ireland. His plans are to fix up the dilapidated cottage he’s bought, to walk the mountains, to put his old police instincts to bed forever.

Then a local boy appeals to him for help. His brother is missing, and no one in the village, least of all the police, seems to care. And once again, Cal feels that restless itch.

Something is wrong in this community, and he must find out what, even if it brings trouble to his door.


I loved French’s Dublin Murder Squad series. Her lyrical writing is not something I’d encountered in such dark mystery books before, and every time I started a new one, I was hooked. I’m hoping that The Searcher will be the same, even though it’s not part of the Dublin Murder Squad series.

5 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday: The Searcher

  1. It’s a standalone, as far as I know. Her last book, the Witch Elm, was a standalone, too. I think she’s been wanting to branch out from the Dublin Murder Squad series.

    I love French’s writing. It’s so lyrical and beautiful, but it is very dark. The prose of my favorites, Broken Harbor and The Secret Place just shimmers, but they’re so, so dark in theme.

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