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Broken Harbor by Tana French
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Broken Harbor (2012)

by Tana French

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Series: Dublin Murder Squad (4)

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Lovd this series and look forward to reading more from her ( )
  cfulton20 | Dec 5, 2018 |
Lovd this series and look forward to reading more from her ( )
  cfulton20 | Dec 5, 2018 |
It seems to me that the fourth volume of the Dublin Murder Squad series is more of a quiet psychological tune, though the murders are very brutal. This book shows how strong love can be, not only with the sacrificial family but also with Kennedy and his sister. Uncovering the case is very subtle with a lot of psychology. ( )
  Ameise1 | Oct 28, 2018 |
This book was interesting from the get-go and covered very detailed police procedures. Detective Mick Kennedy loves working high-profile cases and training new detectives. He's happy when he and his new partner catch a case involving the murders of a father and two children in their home. The mother barely survives.
Mick has some unorthodox rules to share with Richie Curran, his rookie partner: #1. No emotions on a murder scene; #2. When someone's behavior is odd, it's like a present to the detectives, and they need to investigate it until they get an explanation; #3, 4 & 5, Don't go with the flow on the job. Make the flow go with you.
There are a lot of secrets hidden in this book, by everyone, including Mick. He's convinced he knows who killed the family and ends up stepping over the line to try to prove it. All his rules don't seem to make any difference when it comes to solving this case. ( )
  terran | Oct 22, 2018 |
I'm into the Dublin Murder Squad routine now, and loving every minute of each book in the series. Here, Scorcher Kennedy, one of the real jerks of Faithful Place, and loved/hated by Frank Mackey, is lead detective for the murder of a family of four. He's got a trainee, Richie, who seems like a true possibility for a good partner. However, as in every Tana French, there's something lurking around in the background that's going to cause major issues for the detective who's narrating the case story. Here, it's Scorcher's living sister and dead mother, who walked into the ocean at Broken Harbor beach, now a shoddy housing estate called Brianstown. There's plenty of twists on the way to identifying a suspect, and another hallmark of French's fine plots - a mystery that doesn't quite get solved. ( )
  froxgirl | Sep 15, 2018 |
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Tana Frenchprimary authorall editionscalculated
Kolstad, HenningTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Timmermann, KlausÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Van Velzen, MarjoleinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wasel, UlrikeÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Murder Detective Mick Kennedy is all about control.
Driving the right car. Wearing the right suit. Everything carefully designed to show the world - and most importantly, the killer - that he is in charge of this case.
But Broken Harbour will not be tamed.
This wild, beautiful place holds Mick Kennedy's happiest memories. It also holds his worst.
And now a new horror has happened here, and the cracks are beginning to show.
From the multi-award-winning author of Sunday TImes and New York Times bestseller In the Woods, Broken Harbour is a searing novel of psychological suspense.
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In the aftermath of a brutal attack that left a woman in intensive care and her husband and young children dead, brash cop Scorcher Kennedy and his rookie partner, Richie, struggle with perplexing clues and Scorcher's haunting memories of a shattering incident from his childhood.… (more)

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