Cal Hooper thinks a fixer-upper in a bucolic Irish village will be the perfect escape. After 25 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 when a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm-twists him into investigating, Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets.
In The Searcher, French weaves a propulsive, atmospheric tale of suspense, asking what we sacrifice in our search for truth and justice, and what we risk if we don’t.
“A slow-burn stunner that will keep readers turning the pages late into the night,” says Library Journal.
“French skillfully builds suspense…a fine thriller, but also a moving story of an unlikely friendship that grows from refinishing a ramshackle desk to rebuilding two nearly broken lives,” says Booklist.