After that, I read Faithful Place, the third mystery novel by Tana French. During the first few chapters I thought the main character seemed too deliberately clever and his dysfunctional family too fake, too stereotypical. But somewhere during that third chapter I changed my mind and couldn't put it down. It's a page-turner. It was great, satisfying, and I certainly enjoyed it.
The only thing I hesitate over is that I'm still a little hurt over some developments in her first book, In The Woods. Questions that were left unanswered, and characters that, frankly, didn't make the choices I wanted them to. Frank Mackey, the main character of Faithful Place, is only tangentially related to the main characters of In The Woods, but I still wanted new information on them. It's not a criticism of her writing. Really, it's like a less-intense version of my hurt over certain events at the end of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.