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Mick "Scorcher" Kennedy plays by the book and plays hard. That’s why he’s the Dublin Murder Squad’s top detective, and that’s what puts the biggest case of the year in his hands.

On one of the half-abandoned "luxury" 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 it’s going to be an easy solve, but too many small things can’t be explained: the half-dozen baby monitors pointed at holes smashed in the Spains’ walls, the files erased from the family’s computer, the story Jenny told her sister about a shadowy intruder slipping past the house’s 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.

Broken Harbor provides a fascinating and suspenseful plot, believable characters and writing that is precise, knowing and lyrical. Underlying it all is a formidable intelligence, one that moves relentlessly from a family tragedy to the ugly side of police work to the sorrows of a generation.’ Patrick Anderson, Washington Post

French’s eloquently slow-burning fourth Dublin murder squad novel shows her at the top of her game... As usual, French excels at drawing out complex character dynamics.’ Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 ‘A mystery that is perfectly in tune with the times . . . [French] continues to distinguish herself with this fourth novel, marked by psychological acuteness and thematic depth. There are complications, deliberations and a riveting resolution.’ Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

An emotionally jolting story of love, obsession and madness is played out to incredible effect... French has garnered a huge legion of fans and they will be thrilled with this, her fourth and possibly best novel.’ Daily Mail




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