I think this book is one of my favorites, though all four are excellent. I did not read all four in sequence, this was the last one I read. I had to remember some of the old "Scorcher" details for they were a bit fuzzy. I like the way French uses the foreshadowing element in her mystery telling. This one had some unique plot twists that make you guessing. It’s as if your mind begins racing ahead to try and see the significance but it’s never quite what you think. The dialogue is all very dramatic and the nuances to the characters are all well thought through. This book is no exception but I think this and Into the Woods have a depth that the others don't quite have though they are all superb. Read this book you won't be disappointed.
Really enjoyed this current time-frame detective murder case. The twists and turns were devilishly realistic, and true to the chaos of real life. Stephen Hogan was like a breath of fresh air, as he provided the ideal dialogue with just the right accent - he nailed all the characters as different people in the story, but never over the top. Highly recommend this book !!!
One of the best
This book book just pulled me into the lead characters head. I lived through his memories, and some were extremely painful. tana French is masterful at really digging into the psyche of her characters. The narration was spot on. I listened to it twice and found the second time even more engrossing. Tana French rocks
So clever. Characters from one book taking center stage in the next. Can't wait for Book 5....
This story is superbly written and narrated. Tana French has a way of weaving a story and connecting you with the characters on a unique level. With the economy down... this book has parallels with so many sad lives and people that wanted something different but their hopes and dreams went down the toilet. The detective is as broken as the criminals but he his trying so hard to find the right of things. In many ways, the personal look inside his mind and thoughts of his past made me feel like an intruder. You are just wishing for something great to happen to him... something happy. I gave the story only four stars because of the reason for the killer's (and other's) insanity. I cannot go into further detail without revealing spoilers but I found it to be far fetched. This story was moving and so very sad... I had to download something happy and funny afterward just to take my mind off it.
This is one of the better books I have listened to. The performance is fantastic and really pulls you into the story.
The 'critter' part of the investigation. I was so fascinated by what Detective Kennedy was discovering that I told my husband about book because I just needed to talk about it to someone.
The final discussion between Detective Kennedy and the victum.
If I'd had enough time I would've listened to the book from start to finish without stopping.
I've listened to her other books on Audible, and enjoyed them a good bit. This one makes me wonder about her. The narrator is so dense and attached to his point of view, it makes it hard to continue listening. I'm about half way through, and got online to see if others had similar reactions.
The reader is excellent. Too bad about the material he has to work with.
Not sure. He's very good, though.
Severe impatience for a blown opportunity to write a book worthy of her earlier ones. I kept being shocked by how lame the plot was.
Did the author get over-confident after her earlier successes? I can't imagine how else to understand this lapse. Close to disgusted.
I enjoyed listening to the book and the narrator. But the book was long and I had made a large time investment, around 18 hours I believe, and when the book ended I felt as if it ended mid book! It had gone on and on and on in great detail and then . . . . In what felt like two minutes . . . it ended. It left me feeling very unsatisfied.
No. The ending left me hanging.
I liked his accent and the quality of his voice.
Tana French is simply amazing. She's the best in the game right now. Each book in her Dublin Murder Squad series has been better than the last. Each book sheds a new light on a character you think is familiar from the last installment. The books show the reader how little they really know about the people we purport to know so well.
Broken Harbor is an incredible mystery about the unravelling of . . . everything. Failure, collapse, and erosion shadow every plotline in this story.
My jaw was on the floor nearly for the entirety of this book. Everything, from the truly creepy murder scene--horribly bloody, and with holes in the walls throughout the house (the most intriguing part of the story, in my opinion)--to the deeply unsettling explanation of what happened in the house, was wonderfully pieced together.
All in all, Broken Harbor has to be in the top two mysteries I have come across. Highly recommended, especially if you enjoyed the earlier Dublin Murder Squad books.
Broken Harbor kept my attention and the story built methodically from the beginning.
I liked the complexity of the characters who were portrayed with flaws and all. As the story went on the strengths and weaknesses of each character became apparent.