The Trespasser by Tana French

Sometimes I just want a good well written murder mystery that has skillful prose and some actually developed characters. There’s certainly a whodunnit here, but there’s also a decent amount of exploration of feminism, individualism, and family tragedy. Antoinette Conway, the lead detective, is really an interesting character for me — her almost lust for independence, her toughness, her actually needing help at at certain point — and Aislinn, the victim she’s trying to figure out, might be a bit much, but for crime fiction I think it works. It has to be unlikely enough to make a whole novel out of, anyway.

Plus, Irish slang. Now I just want to go around talking about a young ‘un, a bit on the side, someone doing a runner. Lots of fun.

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