Tana French is an Irish writer and this crime novel takes place in Dublin. It's a love story, murder mystery, family memoir, roller-coaster ride, all wrapped up in one. I felt like I was being beat up by the pages as they turned. The families are completely dysfunctional, the dialogue is biting, the descriptions leap off the pages and grab you by your shirt. It's simply gorgeous writing and a story you will not forget. I'm so glad that I discovered Tana French!