This is my first Tana French book, but it certainly won't be the last. Really well written Murder-Mystery that has everything you could want from a book. Great characters with a lot of emotional depth and interesting exploration into the human condition. Love this book!
A major plus is that the narrator was great. Great accents, acting, etc...
Read/Listen to it!
I think it is a good book, but not as wonderful as her others.
The plot was exciting, but it went on too long.
He is an excellent reader.
When you learned about Detective Mick Kennedy's past.
The relationship between Kennedy and Richie is interesting. I felt that for a good detective Kennedy kept coming with the wrong conclusions. Maybe the plot was too much.
This reader is perfect. He absolutely inhabits the main character/narrator, but he is so convincing In the other voices that at times I forgot it it wasn't a cast of readers. He broke through the line between reading and reality and put you right there.
Made sense. The various tales that make up the whole move inexorably toward resolution, some some tragic, some depressing, some kind.
No, way too long, and intense.
The book moves slowly, and at times I was impatient, but the reader was so excellent, I was happy to hang in there just to keep hearing his voice.
Painful challenging complex
Tana French makes you want to get inside each and every character and think/feel as they do. You want to believe each one but are constantly led to realize their weaknesses and flaws, and must try relying on the judgment and opinion of the next in turn. I am always happy to be pulled along by her narratives.
The narrator of course - as it was told through his voice consistently
I would recommend. Great story with lots of twists and turns and psychological analysis
Broken Harbor is a complex human drama that focuses on a murdered family in a 'failed' development near Dublin.
The main character, Mike Kennedy, was the head of the murder investigation. His character experienced many well-portrayed conflicts.
Not likely. Hero was full of cant and self-absorption, homilies pouring out about how smart or good he was, overladen with a quite conservative social point of view. The most interesting and well portrayed character was his crazy daughter; she sprang to life when entering the scene.
Remarkably, there was no "ending." The fanciful murders and holes in the walls were never really explained, frustrating a long wait for a resolution
The partner assigned to the hero was given a more heavy Irish accent that often drifted into a mumble and I had to guess at what was being said, even after replaying
Wonderful story, excellent narrator. Author and narrator combine to provide a thoughtful, introspective mystery. Not so much the what happened but more importantly the whys of what happened. Finely developed.
Seriously, I thought the author would eventually reveal that this family (and all of Broken Harbor for that matter) was poisoned by lead plumbing, what with all the mental health issues and shoddy construction.
As I listened to the first two-thirds of the book I kept telling my husband this was one he shouldn't miss. I found the story and setting fascinating. I laughed at the bursts of levity that popped through. I loved the sidekick.
Alas, in the end I was just getting through a tedious resolution. In summary: a great story with an excess of psychiatric patients.
Stephen Hogan's performance!
There's something going on in that house out at Broken Harbor and Ms. French keeps you asking nearly the entire time "will they figure out what it is?"
Very much enjoyed the narrator - his accent was authentic.
Psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your chair