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Broken Harbor (Reprint) (Paperback) by Tana French

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About the Book



Starting with her award-winning debut, French has scored four consecutive "New York Times" bestsellers and established herself as one of the top names in the genre. "Broken Harbor" is quintessential FrenchNa damaged hero, an unspeakable crime, and an intricately plotted mysteryNnestled in a timely examination of lives shattered by the global economic downturn.



Book Synopsis



From Tana French, author of the forthcoming novel The Searcher, a New York Times bestselling novel that "proves anew that [Tana French] is one of the most talented crime writers alive" (The Washington Post).

"Required reading for anyone who appreciates tough, unflinching intelligence and ingenious plotting." --The New York Times

Mick "Scorcherˮ Kennedy is the star of the Dublin Murder Squad. He plays by the books and plays hard, and thatʼs how the biggest case of the year ends up in his hands.

On one of the half-abandoned "luxuryˮ developments that litter Ireland, Patrick Spain and his two young children have been murdered. His wife, Jenny, is in intensive care. At first, Scorcher thinks itʼs going to be an easy solve, but too many small things canʼt be explained: the half-dozen baby monitors pointed at holes smashed in the Spainsʼ walls, the files erased from the familyʼs computer, the story Jenny told her sister about a shadowy intruder slipping past the houseʼs locks. And this neighborhood--once called Broken Harbor--holds memories for Scorcher and his troubled sister, Dina: childhood memories that Scorcher thought he had tightly under control.



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"I've been enthusiastically telling everyone who will listen to read Tana French. She is, without a doubt, my favorite new mystery writer. Her novels are poignant, compelling, beautifully written, and wonderfully atmospheric. Just start reading the first page. You'll see what I mean."
--Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author

"Broken Harbor proves anew that [Tana French] is one of the most talented crime writers alive."
--The Washington Post

"Ms. French has come to be regarded as one of the most distinct and exciting new voices in crime writing. She constructs her plots in a dreamlike, meandering fashion that seems at odds with genre's fixed narrative conventions...Ms. French undercuts expectations at every turn. The victims begin to look less like victims; the case starts to unravel and the lead detective makes compromises that could ruin him."
--The Wall Street Journal

"Ms. French creates haunting, damaged characters who have been hit hard by some cataclysm...This may sound like a routine police procedural. But like Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, this summer's other dagger-sharp display of mind games, Broken Harbor is something more... she has irresistibly sly ways of toying with readers' expectations"
--Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"So much of the pleasure inherent in reading these novels is in trying to figure out where things are going and being constantly surprised, not to mention thoroughly spooked. I predict Broken Harbor will be on more than one Best of 2012 list--it's definitely at the top of mine."
--Associated Press

"a tour de force."
--Laura Miller, Salon.com

"In most crime novels, cood cops and decent people court tragedy by disobeying the rules of society. But the stories French tells reflect our own savage times: the real trouble starts when you play fair and do exactly as you're told."
--Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

"French's psychologically rich novels are so much more satisfying than your standard issue police procedural...French brilliantly evokes the isolation of a Gothic landscape out of the Brontes and transposes it to a luxury suburban development gone bust. The cause, of course, is Ireland's economic free fall -- the Celtic Tiger turned needy cub -- and, like all superior detective fiction, French's novels are as much social criticism as they are whodunit."
-Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air

"French ...[is] drawn not just to the who but also to the why -- those bigger mysteries about the human weaknesses that drive somebody to such inhuman brutality. What really gives Broken Harbor its nerve-rattling force is her exploration of events leading up to the murders, rendered just as vividly as the detectives' scramble to solve them."
--Entertainment Weekly (A- rating)

"These four novels have instated Ms. French as one of crime fiction's reigning grand dames -- a Celtic tigress... It's not the fashion in literary fiction these days to address such things as the psychological devastation that a fallout of the middle class can wreak on those who have never known anything else, and Ms. French does it with aplomb -- and a headless sparrow and dozens of infrared baby monitors."
--The Washington Times

"Broken Harbour is a novel, of course, but it's also a headline...it's good to see contemporary literature engaging a crisis that has had such an impact on the lives of so many. This is, in fact, what good literature does. It makes us look at our world and perhaps forces us to see what we have chosen to ignore."
--Los Angeles Times



About The Author



Tana French is also the author of In the Woods, The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken Harbor, The Secret Place, and The Trespasser. Her books have won awards including the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards, the Los Angeles Times Award for Best Mystery/Thriller, and the Irish Book Award for Crime Fiction. She lives in Dublin with her family.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.4 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)
Weight: .79 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 450
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Mystery + Crime, Money + Finance
Publisher: Penguin Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Tana French
Language: English
Street Date: April 30, 2013
TCIN: 14463973
UPC: 9780143123309
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-4426
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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