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The Noir in Faithful Place (a BlogHer Book Club review)

Faithful Place by Tana French

Faithful Place by Tana French 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.

Crystal is a mother-wife-writer whose explorations include parenting, grief, food, and semi-crunchy living. She is currently an MFA in writing student, a content editor for Still Standing Magazine, and the technical editor for Switchback.

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