The story spirals around an unsuspected, strange love story that, totally unintentional, unleashes a hellish conclusion. This is NOT your typical murder mystery cop case. It roils with 'under-stories', about all the characters, that keep you interested - and wondering - until the end.
Oddly, after I gave it considerable thought, I thought the detective's final decision was absolutely correct - and absolutely disappointing. It showed a knowledge of one's self, and a moral decision that most would shirk.
As usual, Hogan's performance was 'right on' - telling the story through the author's words, without intruding his own personality.
I would listen to it again, with appreciation for the character insights and subtle clues the author provides throughout.
My favorite character is Mick Kennedy, the most interesting police detective I can remember. His introspection throughout the book makes the reader understand why he acts in certain ways, and why he reacts as he does to the other characters.
I loved Mr. Hogan's narration. His Irish accent differs so much from Gerard Doyle's, whose tough hooligans are wonderfully animated by his reading, but Hogan's is wonderful in its own way. I loved hearing people called "thick" from time to time.
This book made me sad for everyone involved, which might not be much of a recommendation, but I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it and highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good mystery.
This book is a wonderful mystery as well as a look into the hard times of Irish society. Broken Harbor is a housing development gone bust...but also the people are broken in many ways. The reader shifts from character to character in a very believable voice. The pace never slows down and I return to the book with anticipation every time.
I love the reader's voice, inflections, and interpretation of the characters. Absolutely amazing.
An atmospheric who-done it with two interesting detectives - as entertaining as Inspector Lewis and and Sargent Hathaway, Holmes and Watson.
I will look for more books by this narrator. I love Tana French as well.
Loved the narrator, plot and characters. Lots of twists and turns very believeable. I was disappointed in the ending, but I will keep reading ms french.
Great voice and performance.
This was a great series. Each book is so different and not just more of the same. Lots of twists and turns. Loved it!
Predictable, but I liked the way the story developed. That Dublin Murder Squad would be unmanned if a (remotely) normal childhood was an employment requirement.
Interesting story, Tana French is a very good popular writer, with nice visual images and strong writing. This was a VERY long book, which is not a bad thing in my opinion, but there's a lot of main character reflection (done in the first person, which is fine), which I found a little tedious. Still kept my interest, though.
Great Story and very interesting. Love the characters and the location of story.
In The Woods
Discription of location and keeps you guessing.
Great listen and the the audible reader and accent.
Right up there at the top - story lines are great and performances wonderful by this author! I am going back to read the first two... a friend loaned me Faithful Place and I was not sure I'd like this as this was about a character I did not like a lot in that book, but it was excellent!
The character development and histories of all the characters woven in the story kept it completely interesting...
It is authentic - right down to the accent. He keeps you engaged.
It is too long for that! I listed while traveling for work, and found myself really looking forward to the longer commutes so I could get more reading time!
I would recommend Tara French to anyone who enjoys a good murder mystery, especially if they (as I am..) are partial to British, Scottish, Irish or the Scandinavian authors.