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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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.
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.
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.
Great story. Believable characters, unexpected ending.
I loved listening to all of the previous three Tana French novels.
Great book to listen to if you are taking a "road trip". Keeps your mind engaged for hours.
It's one of the best. I love Tana French's stories, and enjoy even more the way she unfolds them.
The twists and turns of the plot were fun to follow, and kept me guessing until the end.
I loved the hospital scene where the murderess confesses. It's told in a drugged, dreamy voice, and is very compelling.
The scenes where "Scorcher" deals with his mentally ill sister were really strong.
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
It was good, and highly recommended if you liked the first 3... but... but nothing... it was good i liked the twists in the story and the personal life of the detective as well.... but it didn't hit me as the last one did... in my opinion the 3rd book was the best one... the only bad thing in this book is that the cause of the cause of death wasn't clear.... you will understand when you have a listen to it.
GREAT READ AND A MUST
Cheers and Enjoy.
I'm a Tana French fan. So much so that I bought and listened to this book, without reading a summary or any reviews. Her first three books were terrific. Broken Harbor is the story of a detective investigating the murders of several family members. I won't give anything away but will say that there are a couple parallel stories happening and the are each, in their own way, extremely depressing. They each start with a sad premise and as you get into the really well written details, they get gut wrenching and then just really movingly sad. If you're a happy person, this book will make you sad. If you're a sad person, this book might put you into full blown depression.
Story, characters, description of settings, and narrator has great Irish brogue!
His Irish brogue and rough-edged voiced----perfect for a "detective".
His affection for his disturbed sister, and his understanding of humanity.
Really GREAT listen! I kept listening when I got home from my walks.
I like the way she presences complicated characters. Loved the mystery with multiple possible scenarios and the different characters' choices.
Must like long detailed story.
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