The Trespasser

The Trespasser

Book - 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 : Viking, ©2016.
ISBN: 9780670026333
Characteristics: 449 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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Nov 02, 2019

Blunt talking female detective with Dublin Murder Squad

Oct 21, 2019

I really like this detective novel, it’s a realistic and practical portray of ordinary police officers who are striving to do their jobs. A lot of suspense, tension and twist in the story, I can’t stop reading this book chapters after chapters, trying to find what really happened. In addition, the story also reveals gender inequality in police department, especially in the homicide unit. Besides from being pressured by her boss, the heroine also has to face the bullying from her male colleagues while investigating the case that involves personal relationship, corruption and insider information. In general, I really like this book and I would read it over and over again. Rating: 4/5.
@Vayne of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Sep 17, 2019

Dublin Murder Squad 6

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.

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ArapahoeMaryA Aug 26, 2018

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

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