The Searcher: The mesmerising new mystery from the Sunday Times bestselling author

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title The Searcher: The mesmerising new mystery from the Sunday Times bestselling author
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Tana French
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 234,Width 153
Category/GenreModern and contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Crime and mystery
ISBN/Barcode 9780241459416

Publishing Details

Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint Viking
Publication Date 5 November 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom


A missing boyA small townA question that needs answering 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. Our greatest living mystery writer weaves a masterful tale of breath-taking beauty and suspense, asking how we decide what's right and wrong in a world where neither is simple, and what we risk if we fail.

Author Biography

Tana French is the Sunday Times and New York Times-bestselling author of In the Woods, The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken Harbour, The Secret Place, The Trespasser and The Wych Elm. Her books have won awards including the Edgar, Anthony, Barry and Macavity awards, the LA Times Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller and the Irish Book Award for Best Crime Fiction. She grew up in Ireland, Italy, the US and Malawi, and trained as an actor at Trinity College Dublin. She lives in Dublin with her family.


This is a tour de force of suspense and storytelling. Comes closer to perfection than anything I've read in the last decade -- SARAH HILARY French offers a masterclass in unreliability * SUNDAY TIMES * This is completely, indescribably magnificent. Tana French is a pure genius -- MARIAN KEYES A story of redemption and friendship, love and betrayal, it is a work of great strength and beauty * DAILY MAIL * To say Tana French is one of the great thriller writers is really too limiting. Rather she's simply this: a truly great writer -- GILLIAN FLYNN I'm a big fan of Tana French -- IAN RANKIN The Wych Elm should cement French's place in the first rank of great literary novelists * OBSERVER * This book confirms Tana French as [crime fiction's] biggest contemporary star * GUARDIAN * Terrific - terrifying, amazing, and the prose is incandescent -- STEPHEN KING This mystery about family, memory and the cracks in both will haunt you for a long, long time -- ERIN KELLY A tale of flawed characters, complex relationships and elusive loyalties. Subtle and powerful -- CHRIS HAMMER