Broken Harbour
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Broken Harbour


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 . . .

Title:Broken Harbour
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:533 pages

    Broken Harbour Reviews

  • karen
    Jul 27, 2012

    I'm the least fanciful guy around, but on nights when I wonder whether there was any point to my day, I think about this: The first thing we ever did, when we started turning into humans, was draw a l...

  • Kudzu
    Oct 22, 2011

    I miss Rob and Cassie. Wish she'd get back to their story :/...

  • Regina
    Apr 12, 2011

    Tana French could write an obituary and I would read it. I would, in fact, hunt down the newspaper just so that I could read it. Ms. French's books are the sum of almost everything I love in fiction -...

  • Elaine
    Nov 02, 2012

    Next time I pick up a Tana French book, someone beat me please. The spark that animated the first two books, and compensated for their structural weaknesses, has turned sour. This book just drags. Whi...

  • Nataliya
    Oct 07, 2012

    This may be my favorite of Tana French's novels, just barely overtaking In the Woods, and I loved it immensely.***At its heart, it's a book about the terror of madness, the dreams gone awry, the slow ...

  • Emily May
    Jul 02, 2012

    Broken Harbour is yet another gripping psychological mystery from one of my favourite authors. I love how Ms French can always be relied on to deliver something brilliant that is far more about peopl...

  • Samadrita
    Jun 24, 2014

    There are certain things I pride myself on - the ability to read through a tremendous racket without losing my thread of concentration, the audacity to share my blasphemous distaste for pizzas with pi...

  • Dan Schwent
    Dec 12, 2014

    In a lonely development on the Irish Sea, two children and their father are dead and the mother is on death's door. Who killed them? That's what Scorcher Kennedy and his new partner, Richie, mean to f...

  • Khanh (the meanie)
    Oct 16, 2012

    At first glance, Ocean View looked pretty tasty: big detached houses that gave you something substantial for your money, trim strips of green, quaint signposts. Second glance, the grass needed weedin...

  • Matt
    Feb 14, 2017

    Tana French continues to amaze with her fourth stunning Dublin Murder Squad novel, proving that binge-reading this series was a wonderful February treat. After playing a minor role in Faithful Place, ...