When Detective Antoinette Conway is called to a murder scene, she assumes it’s an ordinary domestic - a boyfriend and girlfriend have a fight and he gets violent. But things aren’t adding up. The victim’s house has been wiped clean of prints, there are reports of a trespasser lurking around her back yard, and her best friend drops a hint that the victim might have been seeing another man. Conway and her partner start speculating - who is this secret boyfriend whose identity was kept a mystery? A gangster? A dirty cop? Or is something even more complicated going on? Because Conway’s department seems to be set against her - stifled laughter when she walks into the squad room, vandalism to her locker, evidence for her cases going missing - and now there’s someone lurking near her own back yard, a shadow that represents all the things she’s tried hardest in her life to bury.
Tana French is a master of the psychological mystery - unpacking how fear and obsession can warp a person’s mind until they’re capable of the unthinkable - and her new novel The Trespasser is no exception. Full of skillful dead ends and red herrings, The Trespasser is a gripping police procedural that shines a light on the dark inner lives of criminals, their victims and the investigators. - Michelle (Sunset)