The Searcher by Tana French (Mini Review)

Format Read: Paperback/Audiobook

Source: Library/BorrowBox

Publisher: Penguin

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Fiction

Publication Date: 9th December 2021

Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):

“Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a remote Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force, and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens.

But then a local kid comes looking for his help. His brother has gone missing, and no one, least of all the police, seems to care. Cal wants nothing to do with any kind of investigation, but somehow he can’t make himself walk away.

Soon Cal will discover that even in the most idyllic small town, secrets lie hidden, people aren’t always what they seem, and trouble can come calling at his door.”

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My Thoughts

This is a book I’ve wanted to read for a while but for some strange reason my library couldn’t locate a physical copy and there was quite a long wait for the audiobook. But I finally managed to get a copy of each and tick it off my 23 books for 2023 TBR!

So, this sounded really intriguing and something I would enjoy very much, however sadly it was the total opposite!

It turned out to be slow and took way too long to get going. I felt there wasn’t really much of a plot and everything felt long winded and it was missing that gripping tension that I expect from a mystery thriller.

I found the characters were rather dull and under developed and honestly didn’t care for any of them.

I should have probably DNF-ed this book but I really hoped it would pick up and I would end up loving it. This is the second book I’ve read by this author, and the second time I haven’t enjoyed one of their books so I’m thinking this authors books aren’t for me.

My Rating


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