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    A brand new Tana French novel is coming your way this spring.

    Emily Temple

    August 16, 2023, 11:06am

    Lovers of moody literary mysteries rejoice: Tana French has announced her next book.

    The Hunter, which will be published by Viking on March 5, 2024, is a sequel to 2020’s “Irish Western” The Searcher, which was set in a small village in West Ireland. “It’s been two years since Searcher, and Cal, Trey, and Lena have built up a good, happy life—but then Trey’s absent father comes home, and he’s brought along an English millionaire, a big plan to make the whole townland rich, and a whole lot of trouble. It’s got plenty of Western elements—everything from revenge to a (very small) gold rush,” French told TODAY. “It’s a book about revenge in its various forms, but it’s also a book about families—both the ones we’re born with and the ones we forge for ourselves—and about how far we’ll go, what we’ll sacrifice, for our loved ones.”

    Here’s how the publisher describes the book:

    It’s a blazing summer when two men arrive in a small village in the West of Ireland. One of them is coming home. Both of them are coming to get rich. One of them is coming to die.

    Cal Hooper took early retirement from Chicago PD and moved to rural Ireland looking for peace. He’s found it, more or less: he’s built a relationship with a local woman, Lena, and he’s gradually turning Trey Reddy from a half-feral teenager into a good kid going good places. But then Trey’s long-absent father reappears, bringing along an English millionaire and a scheme to find gold in the townland, and suddenly everything the three of them have been building is under threat. Cal and Lena are both ready to do whatever it takes to protect Trey, but Trey doesn’t want protecting. What she wants is revenge.

    From the writer who is “in a class by herself,” (The New York Times), a nuanced, atmospheric tale that explores what we’ll do for our loved ones, what we’ll do for revenge, and what we sacrifice when the two collide.

    You can preorder it here.

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