Cal Hooper is a retired Chicago policeman divorced with a daughter who lives in Seattle. He is looking forward to some peace and quiet when he buys a run down house in rural Ireland. He is content renovating his new home until a thirteen year old named Trey appears. Knowing that he was a cop, Trey Reddy asks for Cal’s help searching for an older brother who has not been seen for seven months. Searching for Brendan Reddy, Cal’s peaceful life suddenly becomes challenging and dangerous.
Tana French writes mysteries. However, The Searcher, did not feel like a mystery to me. It was a character study of Cal, his relation to Trey and the feel of life in an Irish village. The Searcher is an enjoyable read but not an engrossing page turner.