The Trespasser

The Trespasser

A Novel

Large Print - 2016
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The bestselling novel by Tana French, author of the forthcoming novel The Searcher , is "required reading for anyone who appreciates tough, unflinching intelligence and ingenious plotting" ( The New York Times ). She "inspires cultic devotion in readers" ( The New Yorker ) and is "the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years" ( The Washington Post ).

"Atmospheric and unputdownable." -- People


In bestselling author Tana French's newest "tour de force" ( The New York Times ), being on the Murder Squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed it would be. Her partner, Stephen Moran, is the only person who seems glad she's there. The rest of her working life is a stream of thankless cases, vicious pranks, and harassment. Antoinette is savagely tough, but she's getting close to the breaking point.

Their new case looks like yet another by-the-numbers lovers' quarrel gone bad. Aislinn Murray is blond, pretty, groomed-to-a-shine, and dead in her catalog-perfect living room, next to a table set for a romantic dinner. There's nothing unusual about her--except that Antoinette's seen her somewhere before.

And that her death won't stay in its neat by-numbers box. Other detectives are trying to push Antoinette and Steve into arresting Aislinn's boyfriend, fast. There's a shadowy figure at the end of Antoinetteʼs road. Aislinnʼs friend is hinting that she knew Aislinn was in danger. And everything they find out about Aislinn takes her further from the glossy, passive doll she seemed to be.

Antoinette knows the harassment has turned her paranoid, but she can't tell just how far gone she is. Is this case another step in the campaign to force her off the squad, or are there darker currents flowing beneath its polished surface?
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2016]
Edition: First large print edition
ISBN: 9781524708672
1524708674
Branch Call Number: FRENC
Characteristics: 722 pages (large print) ; 24 cm

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StoriedLife
Apr 11, 2021

Antoinette Conway may be the least sympathetic of French’s Dublin Murder Squad narrators, but this may be the best-plotted, most satisfyingly crafted book in the series.

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FloraWest
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.
Recommended.

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kjsn
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.

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msg91750
Nov 24, 2020

Alexis recommendation.

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drjoanv
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.

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janetletty
Nov 02, 2019

Blunt talking female detective with Dublin Murder Squad

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
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

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asimmons1345
Sep 17, 2019

Dublin Murder Squad 6

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mimsipod
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.

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peacebenow
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.

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