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Tana French Writing Styles in The Trespasser

Tana French
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Point of View

The author uses first person perspective in the novel, the perspective of the head detective Antoinette Conway. This is an effective way of showing the inside thoughts of this character, and is a good way of increasing the mystery. Without knowing what is happening outside of Conway, readers do not know whether Conway has the best perspective or if she is narrating events in a way that might portray other characters unfairly.

Conway does sometimes relay things in a way that might be unfavorable and in this way she is an unreliable narrator. She is very focused on what is happening to her and how all of this affects her, and she does not show much concern for those around her. She does not care about McCann’s situation and how he felt after he murdered Aislinn. She does not try to see it from...

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