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Broken Harbor: Dublin Murder Squad, Book 4 | [Tana French]

Broken Harbor: Dublin Murder Squad, Book 4

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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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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    Katherine The Woodlands, TX, United States 09-04-12
    Katherine The Woodlands, TX, United States 09-04-12 Member Since 2010

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    "I stayed up till 3:00 AM to hear how it ended."
    What did you love best about Broken Harbor?

    I haven't stayed up late to finish anything in years, but this story had me in its grip. I've always been impressed with Tana French's ability to create an an almost tangible atmosphere and characters who are so fleshed out they seem like real people. I actually miss them when the book has ended.
    There is more to the story than just solving the crime. It is almost like a psychological study of all the characters involved, including the policemen. But it is a good mystery, too. I didn't figure out 'who did it and why' until it was revealed and then it all made perfect sense. I've read and enjoyed all French's books, but IMO this is the best, so far.
    The narrator added to the haunting quality of the book by performing it in an Irish accent. I assume he is a native of Ireland, but if not, he was convincing enough to me to add another layer of atmosphere to the experience of listening to this psychological "whodunit".


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Broken Harbor?

    When the killer is revealed. If I were more specific, it would be a "spoiler"


    Have you listened to any of Stephen Hogan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I will in the future.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Be careful what you wish for.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the way the book ended. It ended the way traumatic experiences in life really do end: with raw edges to be healed. Now I want to know what happens to all the characters in the future.

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    Randy Sonoma, CA, United States 09-03-12
    Randy Sonoma, CA, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Tedious"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Some parts of the book were very well paced but some parts were tedious and not well paced.


    What other book might you compare Broken Harbor to and why?

    In the Woods which was a much better plotted book.


    What does Stephen Hogan bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    He is a good reader and since I have glaucoma reading a book instead of listing to it is very difficult.


    Could you see Broken Harbor being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Definitely no.


    Any additional comments?

    Too many extraneous plot lines and characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lindsay elam 09-03-12 Member Since 2001
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    "Strong Characters, Dark Theme"
    If you could sum up Broken Harbor in three words, what would they be?

    Strong, and sometimes shocking story. A reminder that down turn economics of the day, does not stop at the U.S. shores


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    There were many so twists and turns, the story held my attention through out.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The wifes detail of the slow disintergration of her family as a whole and each individual
    felt very plauible and was nicely done.


    Any additional comments?

    French's ability to plug into the male characters, and her unblinking details of events kept me thinking that this must be written by a male. I have listened to the other books available on Audible, but still checked to ensure it was the same writer.

    I was a little disappointed to find that the none of the main characters from the other books were intergrated into the storyline. But once I got plugged in to the story it did not diminish my enjoyment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marcie Poca, WV, United States 09-03-12
    Marcie Poca, WV, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Worst Tana French book I've read!!!"

    I've read all of Tana French's books and have loved them. This by far is the worst book she has written. The plot was horrible. I hope the next book is better.

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    Merrilee Big Rapids, MI, USA 09-03-12
    Merrilee Big Rapids, MI, USA 09-03-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Keeps you guessing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Broken Harbor to be better than the print version?

    Yes. Listening to the book is a much richer experience.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Neither, but it kept me guessing "who done it" and why.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read all Tana French's books. This author is good!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elltten Oceanside, CA, United States 09-01-12
    Elltten Oceanside, CA, United States 09-01-12 Member Since 2009
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    "This is her best yet!!"

    The character development in this book was wonderful and the story just pulls you in and won't let you go. The narrator was excellent and I loved the way he was able to change his tone as he was narrating the various characters.
    I have listened to her other books and loved them but I think this is the best yet. She has a special way of getting you absorbed into her characters. The two detectives in this story are both so compelling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Longview, TX, United States 08-31-12
    Linda Longview, TX, United States 08-31-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Need a 3.5 score"

    This held my attention. Some parts are better than other parts. I saw the outcome long in advance. If you like Tana French novels, you probably would want to hear this one.

    Plot is a little strained somehow and at times improbable. Some parts resonate with reality, others not so much. I don't want to be more specific as it would diminish the story of those who listen.

    I can't give it a four star ( I seldom give 5 stars, must be really excellent to get 5 starts from me, not just entertaining. ) It's a 3.5.

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    tina cokato, MN, United States 08-30-12
    tina cokato, MN, United States 08-30-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Another Great one from Tana French"

    I love Tana French. She is a good writer with many insights. She keeps you guessing until the end. I really like how she solves a crime and looks at the personal life of the investigator at the same time. I didn't want to put the book down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Pittsburgh, PA USA 08-28-12
    Mike Pittsburgh, PA USA 08-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Well Done!"

    Absolutely no spoilers…

    Broken Harbor was a solid, psychological, murder mystery written from the perspective of a veteran detective, Michael Kennedy. It possessed captivating and dynamic character development and delivered highly enjoyable work and personal interactions.

    Early into the book, I found myself become engrossed to the setting’s very current and relative economic/social tone. The plot was quite engaging, and I found it hard to put down about half way through. Although I am, at times, disappointed by fictitious, unrealistic methods and instruments of investigation which many “crime” mysteries seem to employ, Tana French obviously did her homework by staying with real, but very intriguing, investigatory techniques, all while keeping it “light weight”.

    The narration and sound quality were good.

    I highly recommend this (4.5 star) novel.

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    L. J. Bryan Fort Worth, TX 08-28-12
    L. J. Bryan Fort Worth, TX 08-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved this one!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Great story. Believable characters, unexpected ending.


    What other book might you compare Broken Harbor to and why?

    I loved listening to all of the previous three Tana French novels.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book to listen to if you are taking a "road trip". Keeps your mind engaged for hours.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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