Broken Harbor

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Viking, 2012 - Fiction - 450 pages
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The mesmerizing fourth novel of the Dublin murder squad by New York Times bestselling author Tana French

Mick "Scorcher" Kennedy, the brash cop from Tana French’s bestselling Faithful Place, plays by the book and plays hard. That’s what’s made him the Murder squad’s top detective—and that’s what puts the biggest case of the year into his hands.

On one of the half-built, half-abandoned "luxury" developments that litter Ireland, Patrick Spain and his two young children are dead. His wife, Jenny, is in intensive care.

At first, Scorcher and his rookie partner, Richie, think it’s going to be an easy solve. But too many small things can’t be explained. The half dozen baby monitors, their cameras pointing at holes smashed in the Spains’ walls. The files erased from the Spains’ computer. The story Jenny told her sister about a shadowy intruder who was slipping past all the locks.

And Broken Harbor holds memories for Scorcher. Seeing the case on the news sends his sister Dina off the rails again, and she’s resurrecting something that Scorcher thought he had tightly under control: what happened to their family one summer at Broken Harbor, back when they were children.

With her signature blend of police procedural and psychological thriller, French’s new novel goes full throttle with a heinous crime, creating her most complicated detective character and her best book yet.

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She just is an extremely talented writer. - Goodreads
Tana French is a talented writer. - Goodreads
The only motivation I had to keep going was the ending. - Goodreads
She is the master of the page turner. - Goodreads

Review: Broken Harbour (Dublin Murder Squad #4)

User Review  - Goodreads

I keep thinking that this time I know your tricks, French. I've seen this before. You won't get me. Never have I been more wrong about a book than I was about this one. Read full review

Review: Broken Harbor (Dublin Murder Squad #4)

User Review  - Bailey - Goodreads

I didn't mean to finish this so quickly, but I just couldn't put it down again. Not my favorite of the books, but I felt like it was a really good companion to Faithful Place, in that many of the ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the US and Malawi, and has lived in Dublin since 1990. She trained as a professional actress at Trinity College, Dublin, and has worked in theatre, film and voiceover. she is the author of Faithful Place, The Likeness, and In the Woods, which won Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards for first novel. She lives in Dublin with her husband and daughter.

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