The Searcher

The Searcher

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.

Title:The Searcher
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780735224650
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    The Searcher Reviews

  • Emily May

    Cal feels like he ought to stand on a street corner handing out warnings, little pieces of paper that just say: Anyone could do anything. Goodreads tells me I was reading this latest Tana French bo...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    ***NOW AVAILABLE***It pains me to give a Tana French novel 3 stars, this was one of my most anticipated reads of 2020. I loved the Dublin murder mysteries and even the slow burn of The Witch Elm, but ...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Another outstanding, moving example of Tana French’s epic writing! With her remarkable skills she can create intense, realistic, dark, raw, rash portray of rural western Irish and let you have a mem...

  • Meredith

    “The dark is busy around here.”The Searcher is a character-driven mystery about a former cop whose quest to find peace in a small Irish town leads him into danger. Cal Hooper, a 48-year-old forme...

  • Paromjit

    Tana French's latest slow burn of a standalone novel is rather different fare from her usual, set in a fictional West Ireland small town, Ardnakelty, a place where the reality bears little resemblance...

  • Nataliya

    “I got weary,” Cal says. “Bone-weary.” He did. Every morning got to be like waking up with the flu, knowing he had to trek miles up a mountain.” Unhurried. Measured and unhurried are the ...

  • Melissa ~ Bantering Books

    Be sure to visit Bantering Books to read all my latest reviews.Review first published by Mystery and Suspense Magazine on 11/29/20.Tana French is so good.For me, she’s a bit like Stephen King. By th...

  • JanB

    Cal, newly divorced and retired from the Chicago PD, moves to a remote village in Ireland looking for a quiet, peaceful life, a place that couldn’t be more different than Chicago. He’s life-weary ...

  • Susanne  Strong

    “The Searcher”: A novel you feel in deep recesses of your bones, kind of like changes in the weather. “The Searcher” is a character driven novel, first and foremost. The characters are brillia...

  • David Putnam

    Three stars, this one wasn’t really my kind of book too slow of a burn. The conflict (story arc, 4c’s conflict, complication, crisis conclusion) wasn’t set until page 78. The business of establi...