The Trespasser by Tana French

Detective Antoinette Conway and the partner Stephen Moran have been working the night shift in Murder for a while now. They keep hoping they are going to get a good case instead of the domestics they keep pulling.  But one morning, as they are about the leave, they are assigned a case.  At first glance it seems like a cut and dried domestic, but as they dig deeper they realize they could have finally pulled the case they have been hoping for, but it may take them places they don’t want to go.

French writes great police procedurals that are also intense character studies. You get into Detective Conway’s head, you feel the paranoia building, and you experience the case through her eyes.  I really like that this is a step by step procedural including dead ends, bad leads, and fanciful thinking. Every theory, thought and interview is played out so you have the same information as the detectives and start to solve the case right along with them.  This is a great choice on audiobook because the Irish accents really keep you in Dublin; and the reader just has a great voice.