• Anglais The Likeness

    French Tana

    The haunting follow up to the Edgar Award-winning debut In the Woods
    Tana French astonished critics and readers alike with her mesmerizing debut novel, In the Woods. Now both French and Detective Cassie Maddox return to unravel a case even more sinister and enigmatic than the first. Six months after the events of In the Woods, an urgent telephone call beckons Cassie to a grisly crime scene. The victim looks exactly like Cassie and carries ID identifying herself as Alexandra Madison, an alias Cassie once used. Suddenly, Cassie must discover not only who killed this girl, but, more importantly, who is this girl? A disturbing tale of shifting identities, The Likeness firmly establishes Tana French as an important voice in suspense fiction. And look for French's other mysteries In the Woods, Faithful Place, Broken Harbor, and The Secret Place for more of the Dublin Murder Squad.
    Tana French's newest novel, The Secret Place, will be published by Viking on September 2nd, 2014.

  • Anglais Faithful Place

    French Tana

    The "expertly rendered, gripping new novel" (Janet Maslin, The New York Times)-from the bestselling author of In the Woods and The Likeness.
    Tana French's In the Woods and The Likeness captivated readers by introducing them to her unique, character-driven style. Her singular skill at creating richly drawn, complex worlds makes her novels not mere whodunits but brilliant and satisfying novels about memory, identity, loss, and what defines us as humans. With Faithful Place, the highly praised third novel about the Dublin Murder squad, French takes readers into the mind of Frank Mackey, the hotheaded mastermind of The Likeness, as he wrestles with his own past and the family, the lover, and the neighborhood he thought he'd left behind for good.
    Tana French's newest novel, The Secret Place, will be published by Viking on September 2nd, 2014.

  • Anglais In the Woods

    French Tana

    As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

    Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox-'his partner and closest friend-'find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past.
    Richly atmospheric, stunning in its complexity, and utterly convincing and surprising to the end, In the Woods is sure to enthrall fans of Mystic River and The Lovely Bones. And look for French's new mystery, Broken Harbor, for more of the Dublin Murder Squad.
    The new novel from Tana French, The Secret Place, will be published by Viking on Sept 2nd, 2014.

  • Anglais Broken Harbor

    French Tana

    An addictive thriller from New York Times bestseller and the acclaimed author of In the Woods and Faithful Place
    Tana French's rise can only be called meteoric. Starting with her award-winning debut, French has scored four consecutive New York Times bestsellers and established herself as one of the top names in the genre. Broken Harbor is quintessential French-'a damaged hero, an unspeakable crime, and an intricately plotted mystery-'nestled in a timely examination of lives shattered by the global economic downturn.
    Mick 'Scorcher' Kennedy always brings in the killer. Always. That's why he's landed this high-profile triple homicide. At first, he thinks it's going to be simple, but the murder scene holds terrifying memories for Scorcher. Memories of something that happened there back when he was a boy.
    Tana French's newest novel, The Secret Place, will be published by Viking on September 2nd, 2014.

  • Anglais The Secret Place

    French Tana

    The sensational new novel from 'one of the most talented crime writers alive' (The Washington Post)
    The photo on the card shows a boy who was found murdered, a year ago, on the grounds of a girls' boarding school in the leafy suburbs of Dublin. The caption saysI KNOW WHO KILLED HIM.
    Detective Stephen Moran has been waiting for his chance to get a foot in the door of Dublin's Murder Squad-'and one morning, sixteen-year-old Holly Mackey brings him this photo. 'The Secret Place,' a board where the girls at St. Kilda's School can pin up their secrets anonymously, is normally a mishmash of gossip and covert cruelty, but today someone has used it to reignite the stalled investigation into the murder of handsome, popular Chris Harper. Stephen joins forces with the abrasive Detective Antoinette Conway to find out who and why.
    But everything they discover leads them back to Holly's close-knit group of friends and their fierce enemies, a rival clique-'and to the tangled web of relationships
    that bound all the girls to Chris Harper. Every step in their direction turns up the pressure. Antoinette Conway is already suspicious of Stephen's links to the Mackey family. St. Kilda's will go a long way to keep murder outside their walls. Holly's father, Detective Frank Mackey, is circling, ready to pounce if any of the new evidence points toward his daughter. And the private underworld of teenage girls can be more mysterious and more dangerous than either of the detectives imagined.
    The Secret Place is a powerful, haunting exploration of friendship and loyalty, and a gripping addition to the Dublin Murder Squad series.

  • L'arbre du mal

    Tana French

    La vie a toujours souri à Toby Hennessy jusqu'au soir où tout bascule. Victime d'une violente agression dans les rues de Dublin, il en ressort traumatisé et souffrant d'amnésie. Il part alors se reconstruire à la Maison au Lierre, une superbe  villa familiale blottie dans un écrin de verdure.
    Cependant, à peine est-il arrivé qu'un mystérieux crâne est trouvé sur la propriété, dans le tronc de son orme favori. Des inspecteurs sont envoyés sur place, mais Toby ne résiste pas à l'envie de mener l'enquête. Alors que les suspects s'accumulent, un secret de famille se dessine, mais sa mémoire altérée l'empêche d'en saisir pleinement les contours.
    Avec ce thriller psychologique aussi envoûtant qu'horrifique, Tana French nous interroge sur la notion de destin et sur ce qu'on est prêt à risquer quand on ne sait plus exactement qui on est.

  • « Tana French est sans conteste
    une immense auteure. »
    Gillian Flynn
    « Terrifiant et incroyable.
    Une plume incandescente. »
    Stephen King
      Une superbe jeune femme est retrouvée assassinée chez elle, au pied de sa table dressée pour un dîner romantique. L'inspecteur Antoinette Conway, de la brigade criminelle de Dublin, est chargée de l'enquête avec Stephan Moran. Il est son seul allié dans un quotidien fait de mesquineries et d'humiliations - pas facile d'être une femme flic en Irlande.
    Tout condamne a priori le nouveau petit ami de la victime, et les autres inspecteurs font pression sur Antoinette pour qu'elle le mette derrière les barreaux, or elle résiste, persuadée que l'affaire n'est pas si évidente que le laissent présager les apparences. C'est alors que le crime prend une tournure bien moins banale...  Une lecture haletante vécue dans la peau d'une femme
    qui se bat à tout prix pour faire émerger la vérité
    « UN TOUR DE FORCE. »
    New York Times
      « MAGNIFIQUEMENT RÉALISÉ. »
      Publishers Weekly
     
     

  • LA STAR DU POLAR IRLANDAIS
    Un plongeon dans l'enfer de la jeunesse doréeStephen Moran, présent dans Les Lieux infidèles, est un flic ambitieux affecté
    aux affaires non classées. Il rêve d'intégrer la Brigade criminelle quand il
    reçoit la visite de Holly Mackey, fille d'un collègue. Un an auparavant, dans
    un lycée huppé pour filles de Dublin, le corps de Chris Harper, 16 ans, avait
    été découvert. Or Holly a trouvé sur le tableau d'affichage du lycée une photo
    de Chris assortie d'un mot dont les lettres ont été découpées dans les pages
    d'un livre : « JE SAIS QUI L'A TUÉ. »
    Grâce à cet indice, Moran s'impose aussitôt au côté de l'inspectrice chargée
    de l'enquête, Antoinette Conway. Issus du milieu ouvrier, les deux flics
    sont mal à l'aise parmi ces jeunes privilégiés. Et il leur est difficile
    de démêler l'écheveau des secrets et des mensonges propres à l'adolescence.
    Les drames se produisent aussi dans les cages dorées...
    Déroulant son roman sur une seule journée d'interrogatoires, Tana French
    excelle dans la finesse de ses portraits psychologiques, et dans la tension
    implacable qui domine. Jamais plus vous ne regarderez les jeunes filles
    de bonne famille de la même manière.

  • Au cours d'une vie,
    seuls quelques instants
    sont décisifs.L'existence de Frank Mackey bascula par une nuit de décembre 1983. Il avait dix-neuf ans et attendait Rosie Daly au bout de sa rue, à deux pas du halo brumeux et jaune du réverbère. L'air était froid comme du verre, chargé d'un délicieux parfum de houblon brûlé venu de la brasserie Guinness. Ils avaient prévu de fuir ensemble leur quartier natal dublinois, pour vivre d'amour et de musique à Londres. Mais cette nuit-là, Frank patienta en vain. Rosie ne le rejoignit pas.Vingt-deux ans plus tard, devenu flic spécialisé dans les missions d'infiltration, Frank vit toujours à Dublin. Il a coupé les ponts avec sa famille et n'a jamais eu de nouvelles de son premier amour. Puis un jour, sa soeur l'appelle, affolée : on a retrouvé la valise de Rosie dans un immeuble désaffecté de Faithful Place. Forcé de revenir chez les siens, Frank revisite son passé, ses blessures de jeunesse, et toutes ses certitudes : Rosie est-elle jamais partie ?

  • « L'un des 10 meilleurs livres de l'année. [...] Avec une intelligence formidable, Tana French dépeint une tragédie familiale, les aspects les moins reluisants du travail de flic et les chagrins d'une génération. » The Washington Post Broken Harbour, un lotissement fantôme à quelques encablures de Dublin : pas tout à fait terminé, pas tout à fait habité, une espèce de chantier laissé à l'abandon. Deux enfants et leur père sont morts. La mère est en soins intensifs. Mike Kennedy se voit attribuer l'affaire parce qu'il est l'as de la brigade criminelle. Et de prime abord, ça ne fait pas un pli : Patrick Spain, victime de la crise, a poignardé ses enfants, tenté de supprimer sa femme Jenny puis retourné l'arme contre lui. Mais trop d'incohérences s'accumulent, et les preuves pointent dans deux directions. Le plus étrange, c'est que cette enquête, censée se résoudre d'elle-même, rouvre chez sa soeur et lui une plaie ancienne : le drame survenu dans leur famille, un été, vingt ans plus tôt, au bord des falaises de Broken Harbour, « quand quelques jours au bord de la mer d'Irlande dans une caravane de location suffisaient à faire de nous des princes »... Dans ce roman emblématique de l'Irlande des années de crise, salué de toutes parts comme son meilleur livre à ce jour, Tana French déploie tout son art du suspense pour raconter le naufrage d'une famille et d'un pays tout entier.

  • WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD 2008 FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL
    'You're twelve years old. It's the summer holiday. You're playing in the woods with your two best friends. Something happens. Something terrible. And the other two are never seen again.'
    Twenty years on, Rob Ryan - the child who came back - is a detective in the Dublin police force. He's changed his name. No one knows about his past. Even he has no memory of what happened that day.
    Then a little girl's body is found at the site of the old tragedy and Rob is drawn back into the mystery. For him and his DI partner, Cassie, every lead comes with its own sinister undercurrents. The victim's apparently normal family is hiding layers of secrets. Rob's own private enquiries are taking a toll on his mind. And every trail leads inexorably back . . . into the woods.

  • The course of Frank Mackey's life was set by one defining moment when he was nineteen. The moment his girlfriend, Rosie Daly, failed to turn up for their rendezvous in Faithful Place, failed to run away with him to London as they had planned. Frank never heard from her again. Twenty years on, Frank is still in Dublin, working as an undercover cop. He's cut all ties with his dysfunctional family. Until his sister calls to say that Rosie's suitcase has been found. Frank embarks on a journey into his past that demands he reevaluate everything he believes to be true.

  • Tana French follows her stunningly accomplished debut, In the Woods, with an equally compelling psychological mystery that confirms her place as one of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction. Still traumatised by her brush with a psychopath, Detective Cassie Maddox transfers out of the Murder squad and starts a relationship with fellow detective Sam O'Neill. When he calls her to the scene of his new case, she is shocked to find that the murdered girl is her double. What's more, her ID shows she is Lexie Madison - the identity Cassie used, years ago, as an undercover detective. With no leads, no suspects and no clues to Lexie's real identity, Cassie's old boss spots the opportunity of a lifetime: send Cassie undercover in her place, to tempt the killer out of hiding to finish the job.

  • In Broken Harbour, a ghost estate outside Dublin - half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned - two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder squad's star detective. At first he and his rookie partner, Richie, think this is a simple one: Pat Spain was a casualty of the recession, so he killed his children, tried to kill his wife Jenny, and finished off with himself. But there are too many inexplicable details and the evidence is pointing in two directions at once. Scorcher's personal life is tugging for his attention. Seeing the case on the news has sent his sister Dina off the rails again, and she's resurrecting something that Scorcher thought he had tightly under control: what happened to their family, one summer at Broken Harbour, back when they were children. The neat compartments of his life are breaking down, and the sudden tangle of work and family is putting both at risk . . .

  • 'A gripping read for those still pining for GONE GIRL' Elle's top five beach readsThe photo shows a boy who was murdered a year ago.
    The caption says, 'I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM'.
    Detective Stephen Moran hasn't seen Holly Mackey since she was a nine-year-old witness to the events of Faithful Place. Now she's sixteen and she's shown up outside his squad room, with a photograph and a story.Even in her exclusive boarding school, in the graceful golden world that Stephen has always longed for, bad things happen and people have secrets. The previous year, Christopher Harper, from the neighbouring boys' school, was found murdered on the grounds. And today, in the Secret Place - the school noticeboard where girls can pin up their secrets anonymously - Holly found the card.Solving this case could take Stephen onto the Murder squad. But to get it solved, he will have to work with Detective Antoinette Conway - tough, prickly, an outsider, everything Stephen doesn't want in a partner. And he will have to find a way into the strange, charged, mysterious world that Holly and her three closest friends inhabit and disentangle the truth from their knot of secrets, even as he starts to suspect that the truth might be something he doesn't want to hear.From the multi-award-winning author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller In the Woods, The Secret Place is a searing novel of psychological suspense.

  • “Atmospheric and unputdownable.” – People
    A brilliant new novel from the New York Times bestselling author, whom Gillian Flynn calls "mesmerizing" and Stephen King calls "incandescent."
    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 catalogue-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 Antoinette's road. Aislinn's 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?
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • The masterful Richard & Judy pick, from the Sunday Times bestselling author.
    Winner of the Irish Book Awards Crime Fiction Book of the Year.'A TRULY GREAT WRITER' Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl'ONE OF THE BEST CRIME WRITERS WORKING TODAY' GuardianYou can beat one killer. Beating your own squad is a whole other thing.
    Being on the Dublin Murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed. Her working life is a stream of thankless cases and harassment. Antoinette is tough, but she's getting close to the breaking point. The new case looks like a regular lovers' quarrel gone bad. Aislinn Murray is blond, pretty and lying dead next to a table set for a romantic dinner. There's nothing unusual about her - except that Antoinette has seen her somewhere before.And her death won't stay neat. Other detectives want her to arrest Aislinn's boyfriend, fast. There's a shadowy figure at the end of Antoinette's road. And everything they find out about Aislinn takes her further from the simple woman 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 the case that will make her career - or break it? 'ONE OF THE BEST THRILLER WRITERS WE HAVE' Observer

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