Thursday, March 25, 2021
Cal. Where would you go if you wanted to escape your present circumstances? In her crime novel titled, The Searcher, Tana French introduces protagonist Cal Hooper who needed to get away from an acrimonious divorce and a job that he no longer wanted to do. Cal chose the opposite of his life on the Chicago police force: retiring to a rural village in Ireland where he bought a fixer-upper. A young neighbor asks Cal to help find his brother who has gone missing. Before long, Cal finds himself in peril as his search for the missing person stirs up a mess that had been put to rest. As usual, French develops each character with great skill, and by the time the action for Cal reaches a critical point, we can anticipate how he will respond to what he learns during his search. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Searcher from amazon.com.