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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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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2012 Tana French (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    Susan San Jose, US, Canada 09-07-12
    Susan San Jose, US, Canada 09-07-12 Member Since 2010
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    "You feel like you are there."
    Where does Broken Harbor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very good. The narrator is great at the accents and making clear who is talking. Really enjoyed listening to him. The story unfolds gradually and has twists and turns that ultimately become clear. It kept me very engaged.


    What about Stephen Hogan’s performance did you like?

    The accent!


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    David Bellevue, WA, United States 09-05-12
    David Bellevue, WA, United States 09-05-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent dark, psychological thriller."

    This wonderfully dark psychological thriller (the fourth book I have read by Tana French) uncharacteristically avoided evil geniuses, billionaires, insane doctors, murderous cops and the other members of the overused thriller bestiary. Instead it told a sad, compelling story of lives gone terribly wrong.

    It opens with a confused, complex crime scene which takes the length of the book to unravel. The reader, after an uncertain start, gives a truly exciting and engaging presentation of the various characters in their Dublin setting.

    The author is gifted at psychological profiling. This is one of the very few books I can name where every plot point and virtually every character's behavior was entirely consistent and believable. There was no "suspension of disbelief" necessary.

    Be ready for painful confrontations and exposure of difficult family secrets, albeit without the usual salacious aspects of sex, drugs or violence.

    By the end of the reading I had put this reader, Stephen Hogan, near the top of my list of favorite audio performers.

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    Loves2Read Klamath Falls, OR, United States 09-05-12
    Loves2Read Klamath Falls, OR, United States 09-05-12 Member Since 2009

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    "The secret heart and mind of a murder cop"

    From the first 10 minutes of Into the Woods, I have been hooked by Tana French's cop stories set in a Dublin Murder Squad. Each narrator has been perfect for the first person narration and Stephen Hogan may be the best yet as Mike "Scorcher" Kennedy. As with her previous 3 novels, the murder investigation is interesting and the clues are elusive but the real story is the heart and mind of one of the detectives.

    As a rookie 20 years before this case, Kennedy received his nicknamebecause of his habit of congratulating himself out loud with a gesture similar to a soccer scorer. He now has the highest solve rate in the squad and the ego to go with it. Basically a loner, he doesn't have a regular partner, choosing instead to "mentor" whichever newbie detective is assigned to him. This allows him to pontificate about following the rules and doing things by the book according to Kennedy.

    Scorcher is given a high-profile murder to investigate set in Brian's Town, formerly known as the Broken Harbor of the title. His mentee is Richie Curran, so new he doesn't even own a tie or the decent clothes that Kennedy demands for his sidekicks. The murder is pretty horrific: a father and his 2 kids are murderered and the wife/mother is terribly wounded. (As a side note: I might have stopped listening at the description of the murder scene but Tana French focuses on the cops, not the victims. This made the murder of children much more bearable for me.) The clues are very interesting and tantalising, especially a thread about an unknown animal living within the victim's house's walls. More interesting, is how Scorcher comes to understand that the rules that have always been his only friends so very easily become his nemeses.

    I really enjoyed this book and would have given it 5 stars but the ending left me a little dissatisfied. I thought Richie was thrown under the bus too easily. Without giving away the ending, all I can say is that I don't want the next book to be about Quigley or O'Kelly. Readers who have read the other 3 books will understand that they are the only ones left for the next book.



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    Catherine NEWPORT BEACH, CA, United States 09-04-12
    Catherine NEWPORT BEACH, CA, United States 09-04-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Tana's Best So Far"
    Would you listen to Broken Harbor again? Why?

    Broken Harbor is a definite re-listen, both for missed nuances while trying to solve the mystery, and for the absolute enjoyment of Stephen Hogan's voices.


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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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