- Fritzi Newton
Dublin Murder Squad detectives Antoinette Conway and Stephen Moran catch the case of an attractive young woman found dead with her head bashed in. Since neither has extensive experience, a seasoned detective is assigned to assist. Initially the case looks like a slam dunk—rejected boyfriend loses his head and, in a rage, kills the woman of his dreams.
But certain facts just don’t add up. The person committing the murder used great force, and the boyfriend has a slight build and no history of violent behavior. Also baffling is that the best friend of the victim suggested there was a clandestine relationship with another man. But the most intriguing question is, why would the third detective push so hard to arrest the boyfriend when absolutely zero hard evidence exists?
To muddy the waters even further, Conway, as a woman in a male-dominated profession, has been the target of numerous unpleasant pranks—missing documents, urine in her locker, and leaking of personal information to the press. Her growing sense of paranoia is making it difficult for her to discern friend from foe and truth from falsehood. In Tana French’s latest title, The Trespasser, can Conway harness her considerable talents to work her way through a case that puzzles at every turn?