What Broken Harbor is about:
Broken Harbor opens with Scorcher and his newly assigned rookie partner, Richie Curran, being called to a gruesome triple homicide of the Spain family in Brianstown, a seaside town outside of Dublin, locally known as Broken Harbor. At the crime scene the father, Pat, is found fatally stabbed, the mother, Jenny, is barely alive, and the two young children, Emma and Jack, have been smothered to death. Early investigation points directly to the suspect and voyeur, Conor Brennan, who is obsessed with Jenny and has been stalking her. As is always true in Tana French novels, the most obvious suspect isn’t necessarily the culprit.
Can I just say that I was totally blown away by French's book??? I don't understand why I've waited so long to read one of her stories, but I am here to tell you that I will be reading all of her other books in 2013! This is the book that pulled me out of my reading slump. It had everything that I wanted and needed in a great story: intricately woven plot, great main character who was so human that I felt his pain, and a story that had me second-guessing myself all the way through to the very end. In fact, I'm still thinking about the ending and was the killer really the killer????
Recommend? Absolutely and without hesitation! I was enraptured with this story and loved the sinister atmosphere that French created. She's made me a believer in her skills and this is an author to read!!
Source: Penguin Group
Disclaimer: Thank you to Angela@Penguin for sending me a review copy. I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel.
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