Broken Harbour

Category: Book
By (author): French, Tana
Series: Dublin Murder Squad
Subject:  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Hodder
Published: May 2013
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 496
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From The Publisher*In Broken Harbour, a ghost estate outside Dublin - half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned - two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder squad's star detective. At first he and his rookie partner, Richie, think this is a simple one: Pat Spain was a casualty of the recession, so he killed his children, tried to kill his wife Jenny, and finished off with himself. But there are too many inexplicable details and the evidence is pointing in two directions at once.

Scorcher's personal life is tugging for his attention. Seeing the case on the news has sent his sister Dina off the rails again, and she's resurrecting something that Scorcher thought he had tightly under control: what happened to their family, one summer at Broken Harbour, back when they were children. The neat compartments of his life are breaking down, and the sudden tangle of work and family is putting both at risk . . .
Review Quote*Fast-paced psychological thriller . . . Gripping.-Image Magazine Dublin
Review Quote*With red herrings and false turns aplenty, Broken Harbour by Tana French will keep you gripped right to the shocking final page.-Good Housekeeping
Review Quote*With Broken Harbour, Tana French should cement her name not only as the queen of Irish crime fiction but the queen of Irish fiction. Broken Harbour sucks you into its murky depths that any good novel - crime or otherwise - should . . . the breadth of character is also astonishing . . . This is a writer working at the height of her powers . . . humour, pathos, well-observed social commentary, but above all a cracking story that keeps you guessing until the end . . . A great Irish novel.-Sunday Independent, Dublin
Review Quote*The acclaimed Irish crime writer returns with a timely tale-Irish Times
Review Quote*Tana French is one of those rare novelists who combine a gift for dialogue and characterisation, with suspense, intrigue and fabulous plotting. And she's a beautiful writer, to boot. A real treat.
Review Quote*Tana French is one of the most assured crime novelists writing today and BROKEN HARBOUR affirms her reputation. French spins a suspenseful web, which tightens with every chapter.-Time Out
Review Quote*Nothing short of a masterpiece. French's first three thrillers were all brilliant but this is by far her best and reaches a level of spine-chilling, gripping moreishness that will leave readers open-mouthed with admiration.-Daily Express
Review Quote*Mesmerising-Irish Daily Star Books of the Year
Review Quote*Lauded as Tana French's best crime fiction yet, the writer's fourth thriller triumphantly conjures up the atmosphere of an Irish town ravaged by recession and the underlying animosity simmering among its actuely drawn characters-Stylist - Hot New Books of July