Synopsis of The Searcher
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.
Review of The Searcher
I was a little disappointed taking into account Tana French’s standards.
It’s too slow and it’s not really a thriller. Well, yes, it has some components that lead to the resolution of a murder, which is not that much of a murder.
A mess, right?
The action takes place mainly centered on the protagonist’s relationship with a girl who asks him for help (he’s a former American policeman) to find her brother who has been missing for months.
What I liked the most (but as I said, it’s not a thriller) is the relationship of trust that’s established between the two. Also the part of the restoration of the protagonist’s house.
It’s entertaining but, as I said, too slow and too long for what it narrates.
I give it a passing grade.