Book Review: Broken Harbor, a Murder Mystery by Tana French

The Bottom Line: A hard-nosed psychological thriller that ranks as French’s best yet. Inventive and complex, Broken Harbor features storytelling that’s as textured and authentic as anything the genre has to offer.

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Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy always brings in the killer. Always. That’s why he’s landed this high-profile triple homicide. At first, he thinks it’s going to be simple, but the murder scene holds terrifying memories for Scorcher. Memories of something that happened there back when he was a boy.

Set during the Great Recession in Ireland, French continues to tell each thriller from a new perspective. Scorcher was a minor character in Faithful Place. If you haven’t read Into the Woods or Faithful Place, no worries – this is one tale that will stand on its own.

Bella Wright

Bella Wright blogs about books, film and media.

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