New York Times best-selling author and Edgar Award winner Tana French grabs listeners with her chilling Dublin murder squad novels. In Broken Harbor, all but one member of the Spain family lies dead, and it’s up to Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy to find out why. Mick must piece together why their house is full of cameras pointed at holes in the walls and how a nighttime intruder bypassed all the locks. Meanwhile, the town of Broken Harbor holds something else for Mick: disturbing memories of a childhood summer gone terribly wrong.
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Post holidays, I was hoping for a good story to get lost in. Broken Harbor did not disappoint. Tana French develops unforgettable characters and plot. The performance was spot on. My one criticism: it could have used tighter editing. All in all, a great listen. I will definitely be getting all of her novels.
If there was more action,even the interrogation gets boring after 3hrs of it
No but I want a refund, I kept waiting for something to happen
If there was more mystery before the conclusion even if the detective went down the wrong path a few times,it spends hours in the interrogation and never leaves
Wasting my time
Although disappointed that prior characters from books 1 thru 3 didn't show an appearance, I still enjoyed this Murder Mystery. It really is a stand alone book, you do not need to read the prior 3 in the series, but they are well worth it. Broken Harbor has more of a connection to Det Kennedy than you might think. When a young family is murdered, 2 sleeping children smothered and both parents knifed with only the mother surving; Kennedy and his newbie detective partner unravel the clues to find their killer.
I couldn't finish this tale. The reader was very good; the plot sounded interesting but it moved at a snail's pace to me.
The story dragged on and on with too much touchy-feely stuff and way too much trashy language. Good story board and French kept me guessing all the way through but had to fast forward all the tedious parts and still was able to keep the line of the story going.
So many books, so little time!
I stumbled upon this series by accident and have not listened to them in order. It doesn't matter. I love that there are no "happy endings", that the characters are complex, that there are phrases that you want to remember because they catch you off guard and speak to you. I want to listen to them again, fully focused, not while I am slaving away on my computer at work. I have one more to hear and then I can start over. For now, I want to savor this last one, to recall how the story was so expertly woven, so unexpectedly concluded, so messily human, so rich. I could taste the cold sea air, feel the desperation, ache for the hurting. If you like fluff, this is not for you.
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