2023 Book Review: The Trespasser

The Trespasser by Tana French

A Mystery/Thriller, 2016 by Penguin Books, 469 Pages 

What I Didn’t Like:

  • There are a few guesses the detectives make that come too close to the real thing to feel realistic, if that makes sense. 
  • The “everyone is out to get me” attitude from Conway annoyed me just as much as it annoyed Moran. He was nicer about it than I would’ve been. 

What I Did Like:

  • The pacing is wonderful. You’re sucked in early because the detectives see things you want answers to. Then it picks up speed and you just can’t stop reading. You have to know.
  • I like the realism of the characters. We all get in our own heads and see things differently than they’re really happening. This plays up on that with a lot of characters. It’s realistic and I loved it. 
  • Incredibly satisfying mystery. You get answers you want in a way that feels like real detective work. It reads like it could happen. 

Who Should Read This One:

  • If you like detective novels, this is among the best. This author does her research and writes about detectives who follow procedures in ways other authors skip or get lazy on. It’s beautiful. 
  • If you like to connect to characters in a deep way and want to try a mystery, try this one. Conway and Moran are solid characters and you’ll love getting to know them.

My Rating: 5 Stars

  • Beautifully written, this is a solid story that I’d recommend to any reader.

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