In this sixth installment to French’s Dublin Murder Squad series, we are with Detective Antoinette Conway and her partner Detective Steve Moran. These two are mostly disregarded in the Squad, given the crap cases and a whole lot of harassment on the side. They are handed what looks like an open and shut murder of a single woman by her new boyfriend, but of course there is more to it than that. Even worse, it looks like there is at least one person in the Squad that they can’t trust.
One of the things I really dig about this series is the language. The brogue is strong with the Dublin Murder Squad, and to make it even better – Conway is fluent in sarcasm. I love her sense of humor. She and Moran make a good pair, Conway just needs to trust it.
This is a good mystery that maybe had a few too many red herrings, and the shocker of an ending was extremely satisfying. I wish I could better remember some of these characters from earlier books, just because I know I had feelings on some of them, but don’t worry if you haven’t read the earlier books first. I think this book completes the series, but to be honest – I’m not entirely sure. Her most recent book is a standalone, but that doesn’t mean she couldn’t return to the Squad later if she wants to. I think I’m okay if she moves on…. but I’ll still read anything she writes, so.
- The Trespasser
- by Tana French
- Penguin, 2016
- 464 pages
- Series: Dublin Murder Squad #6
- Source: Library