I have read or listened to all of Tana French's Murder Squad series. They are all wonderful and Broken Harbor is as good as I had hoped it wold be. Enthralling, engaging, riveting, heartbreaking. I took my mp3 everywhere, I couldn't bear to turn it off.
The mystery is well-plotted and complex enough that I was stunned by the resolution. But really, it is French's characters, their emotional depth and richly detailed lives, feelings, relationships, that grab and hold you.
If you enjoy Kate Atkinson's books, you will probably like Tana French's even more.
this is the fourth in a loose series about detectives in the dublin murder squad, and while the least excellent so far, is still good. the stakes here don't seem high enough, for the detectives or for the murderers. too much is told in backstory and only occasionally does it feel scary or like anything is at risk.
the performance is great. her writing is great. the story just isn't as great as the last three books.
Better than the typical murder mystery. Looks at character flaws in all of the characters. Brilliant bitter sweet ending.
voice, inflection, adding him to my list of fav narrators.
bit of emo there
Always love her books and this is an absolutely absorbing story from a great author.
Wonderful variety of voices.
Addictive, Riveting, Sad
Yes, little hints dropped here and there about the unknown, things not being what they seem.
The Irish accent.
Really learn about the family, the crime and the detective. Excellent character development
Yes, by sympathizing with every character it was difficult to guess who was capable of what.
I liked all of them. Richie and his outfits were funny.
All of Tana French's books are great reads my favorite is The likeness.
Dublin Murder Squad
I don't want to give away anything!
No - nothing extreme, but I thought the portrayal of characters with mental illnesses, and the effect that has on their families, was very well done.
I appreciate the fact that, from what I can tell, the writing has not been modified for American audiences. I gather the language is authentic, and I find it really interesting to learn what expressions we have in common ("24/7"), and to figure out some of the Irish expressions mean ("Fair play to ya")
The author really gets into the heads of all the characters. The narration was excellent, even the female characters were believable, which some male narrators don't do well. One part of the story was particularly disturbing. I want to read more by this author.
A Tour de Force by both the author and the narrator. The author does an incredible job of presenting a hideous crime and a completely believable mystery. There are enough clues for the reader to solve the crime, but enough realistic surprises so that you are completely absorbed right to the end.
The story is well crafted and lyrically written.
If this had been a movie, Stephen Hogan would be nominated for both best actor and best supporting actress.
The book is haunting.
One of the best stories I've heard in a long time. Excellent plot twists and turns keep the story moving. Exposes a sad tale of broken people who succumb to their broken existence.
One of the most memorable moments occurs when the main detective realizes who the real killer is.
He brings the characters alive with all the tones and inflections. Very memorable.
I loved it!