Broken Harbor

Broken Harbor

Large Print - 2012
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"In one of the half-built, half-abandoned ''luxury'' developments that litter Ireland, Patrick Spain and his two young children are dead. His wife, Jenny, is in intensive care. At first, Scorcher and his rookie partner, Richie, think it's going to be an easy solve. But too many small things can't be explained. And Broken Harbor holds memories for Scorcher. Seeing the case on the news sends his sister Dina off the rails again, and she's resurrecting what happened to their family one summer at Broken Harbor, back when they were children"--Back cover.
Publisher: Detroit, [Mich.] : Thorndike Press/Gale Cengage Learning, 2012.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781410449290
Branch Call Number: LGPRINT MYSTERY French Tana
Characteristics: 841 p. (large print) ;,23 cm.


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Similar in style to Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl", a top-notch policeman gets involved in a murder investigation which only brings his own horrible childhood memories to light.

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Oct 22, 2017

Bit too long, could have been shorter, in my humble opinion!

Sep 13, 2015

The writing was fairly smooth but from start to finish the story line was depressing, desolate and sad. I did not find a positive note in the entire book.

Sep 03, 2015

Irish thriller about a detective and his younger partner trying to solve a crime of murder of an entire family by interviewing the lone survivor and a prime suspect.
Unbelievable plot about a large animal and the husband's obsession with it, causing the collapse of marriage, did not sound plausible and the writing was disjointed and frankly sometimes not understandable - could have been lost in the translation.
Oveall , I could have done without reading it.

Mar 06, 2015

Broken Harbour was on a list of 10 best page turners in a major paper....NOT !
I found it tedious, too long for what came out of it.

Sep 11, 2014

#4 in series

Aug 08, 2014

Tana French new protagonist crime solver, Mick (Scorcher) Kennedy, is portayed as hard nosed, obsessed with achieving the highest, rules driven, and results oriented. However, in this excellent two story- line where family, friends, place, and people are emphasized, and are contasted on the backdrop of love, lifestyles, trust, pride, social stratification, fairness, and traumatic events which triggered mental instability. The aforemen-tioned is interwoven with a crime Kennedy has to solve

Apr 13, 2014

A character rich story that keeps you guessing to the end.

mrsgail5756 Dec 10, 2013

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

Oct 18, 2013

This book is probably very well written. I found the characters engaging, and was motivated to follow the story to the end. But I didn't like the events at the end or the identity of the culprit.

Jul 25, 2013

Dana French is an awesome writer. She made this book so real that it was just like I was in it. I thoroughly enjoyed this read and plan on reading another novel by her.

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