Broken Harbour

Broken Harbour

Book - 2012
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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. It looks like a simple case of murder-suicide but there are too many inexplicable details and the evidence is pointing in two directions at once.
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2012
ISBN: 9780340977637
Branch Call Number: F FRE NVD
Characteristics: 533 p

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lruda
Oct 22, 2017

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

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booknook77
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.

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wilqser
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.

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chezdolores
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.

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dondi49
Sep 11, 2014

#4 in series

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ndexter
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

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becker
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.

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confidential_me
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.

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Angeleyes8
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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