A rave review from The Washington Post for Maggie O'Farrell's This Must Be the Place
Few contemporary writers equal Maggie O’Farrell’s gift for combining intricate, engrossing plots with full-bodied characterizations. From “After You’d Gone” (2001) through “Instructions for a Heatwave” (2013), her novels flourish tantalizing mysteries that keep us engrossed with the most basic storytelling imperative: the need to find out what happened and why. But although many books with that kind of propulsive energy vanish from memory once the last page is turned, O’Farrell’s complicated men, women and children stay with us. The uncommon dilemmas she invents make for exciting fiction, but they also strike common human chords.
Read the full review here: "A marriage based on secrecy is threatened in ‘This Must Be the Place’"
This Must Be the Place is out on July 19th. You can pre-order a copy here.