I recently reviewed my first book for the BlogHer Book Club: Faithful Place by Tana French.
This story is a great example of noir fiction—cinematic descriptions, a mysterious murder, and intrigue. All of these elements are woven around a heartbreaking love story with flecks of well-placed humor, told by a brooding detective who is unable escape the dysfunction of his family and old neighborhood. As I wrote in my review:
Frank’s flaws, imperfections, and self-realizations are exposed and magnified in ways that make him both charming and repugnant, both relatable and alien.
To read my full review of this novel, please see Faithful Place: Where Noir Meets Literature.