Irish mystery writer Tana French garnered uncommonly good reviews and widespread critical praise with her debut, and has continued to impress critics and popular readers with each new book about the fictitious Dublin Murder Squad. In her finely-plotted police procedurals, mysteries don't always get solved, criminals don't always get punished, and the guy doesn't always win the girl. Grim realities of social class, police politics, and human violence give the stories a dark tone, while the vividly-drawn character portraits of the protagonists add emotional depth.
Fans of Stieg Larsson, Dennis Lahane, and Gillian Flynn will find much to like in Tana French's thrillers.
Sources: Novelist and publisher materials