The Trespasser

The Trespasser

Large Print - 2016
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For Detective Antoinette Conway and her partner Stephen Moran, their new case looks like yet another by-the-numbers lovers' quarrel gone bad. There's nothing unusual about Aislinn Murray, but her death won't stay in its neat by-numbers box as everything they find out about Aislinn takes her farther 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?
Publisher: New York, New York : Random House Large Print, ©2016.
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781524708672
Characteristics: 724 pages ;,24 cm.


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“Aislinn Murray is beautiful, lives in a picture-perfect cottage, and has a boy she’s crazy about. Antoinette Conway is a tough member of the Dublin Murder Squad who knows no one likes her and says she doesn’t care. When Aislinn is murdered, Conway and her partner Steve Moran take the case and st... Read More »

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Apr 06, 2019

I love murder mysteries and this is the second book I’ve read by Tana French. I liked the first one, “In the Woods”, better than this one, perhaps because I just couldn’t warm up to this book’s main character, Detective Antoinette Conway. She is clever, insightful, and determined, but also abrasive and rude, even to her partner, who puts up with it. The plot has lots of twists and turns and the author does a great job of weaving in all the details. I agree with another reviewer who said that French’s writing is something like Michael Connelly’s, as he also focuses so much on the ins and outs of police work. I will definitely be reading her other books.

Feb 17, 2019

This is the first book I've read in this series and not usually the genre of book I read. It took me a bit to adjust to the Irish dialogue (which sets the perfect tone ) and the almost minute to minute progress. Book almost totally follows Detective Antoinette and her thought process as she and D. Moran solve this case. I felt myself adopting her slight paranoia in the middle of my home renovations. French won me over and I throughly enjoyed this book. It moves right along w/ great investigative detail but it thankfully I was still able to sleep. Antoinette solved her case/project much more quickly than me! I give French high marks for her writing such fine details, facts, figures names, timing etc and seemingly gets it all straight.

Jan 31, 2019

It didn’t take me more than 100page to get over loving and hating sensations from slang slinging and narration nagging. Once I got used to it, the plot never ceased to divert my guessing.
With residual doubt on Ash’s credibility I still hold, quite a achievement to make all characters normal and genuine human being without interference of psycho, mental, and pure evil.

Jan 17, 2019

This may be my most favorite Dublin Murder Squad book yet! (I know, I've said that before) Rather than atmospheric and creepy, this one is psychological (and yet also a thrilling whodunit). It centers on Antoinette, who we were introduced to in the last book via Steven Moran. As a woman who has been shoving her way into a boys' club before (in music, for me), I could relate enough to Antoinette's hassles to be totally pulled into her paranoia. Her shifting perspective as the book progresses makes a lovely parallel to the shifting mystery driving the action. Overall, totally satisfying from start to finish.

Dec 11, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyable. Almost a word by word, moment by moment read of 2 police detectives looking at - first glance - a lovers spat gone wrong. Of course it's more than that but French keeps us guessing and reading furiously 'til the end.

Nov 23, 2018

This is an amazingly absorbing book. The Irish idioms and references only add to the quaintness and interest in this murder mystery. Tana French is a master at depicting the beleaguered heroine/detective Antionette Conway and I truly grew to like her more and more as the book progressed. The supporting characters are wonderful. Great read!

Oct 06, 2018

My first...and by this author. I found it excessively long and boring. Couldn't finish the book without skipping most of the last half . Just couldn't get into the female detective's character. Rather crude for a female, I thought. The story just didn't have momentum.

ArapahoeMaryA Aug 26, 2018

While this is the sixth book in the Dublin Murder Squad series, author Tana French accommodates readers (like me) who want to jump in and test the waters without having to commit to an entire string of mystery novels. The Trespasser is gritty, suspenseful and unpredictable…good enough to tempt me into reading other books in this series.

Jul 15, 2018

I do not read many mysteries but prefer those where the social and political context is part of the story. Furthermore, although French lives in Dublin, Ireland was not really present in the book. Nevertheless, "The Trespasser" is very readable.

ArapahoeAnnaL Jan 26, 2018

In this beautifully written psychological mystery two detectives on the Dublin Murder Squad face a complex case made even more murky by police department politics. Hidden motivations of both detectives and suspects are slowly revealed as the suspense builds. A great page turner of a book!

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ArapahoeMaryA Aug 26, 2018

Ah, background checks, I say. The foundation of every beautiful romance.

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