Broken Harbour

Paperback | May 7, 2013

byTana French

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In Broken Harbour, a ghost estate outside Dublin - half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned - two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder squad's star detective. At first he and his rookie partner, Richie, think this is a simple one: Pat Spain was a casualty of the recession, so he killed his children, tried to kill his wife Jenny, and finished off with himself. But there are too many inexplicable details and the evidence is pointing in two directions at once.

Scorcher's personal life is tugging for his attention. Seeing the case on the news has sent 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 Harbour, back when they were children. The neat compartments of his life are breaking down, and the sudden tangle of work and family is putting both at risk . . .

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In Broken Harbour, a ghost estate outside Dublin - half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned - two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder squad's star detective. At first he and his rookie partner, Richie, think this is a simple one:...

Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the United States and Malawi. Her first novel, In the Woods, was published in 2007: it won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry awards for Best First Novel and the IVCA Clarion Award for Best Fiction. In the Woods and her other two novels, The Likeness and Faithful Place, were all New York Ti...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:May 7, 2013Publisher:HodderLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0340977655

ISBN - 13:9780340977651

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unpredictable psychological mystery I haven't read any of this authors books before and found this book to be very good. Our character is an experienced seasoned detective. He is tasked with a very high profile multiple murder case with his newly appointed inexperienced partner. The author takes us into the minds of all her characters with her writing . I didn't predict the ending of this very well written mystery. Highly recommended if you enjoy detailed detecting mysteries.
Date published: 2016-06-12

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Observer Thriller of the Month: Enticing, threatening, atmospheric prose . . . Broken Harbour is a tale about the different facets of obsession and insanity, and it winds up to a finale that is almost too distressing. The best yet of French's four excellent thrillers, it leaves its readers - just like the Spains - "throat-deep in terror"'-Observer