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Publisher Description

From Tana French, author of The Witch Elm, 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. 

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2013
April 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
480
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
2.6
MB

Customer Reviews

527kevin ,

Good not great

This is a good book: very well written with well-imagined characters, and a believable plot until the very end where it wraps up a bit too easily for all concerned. The relationships: detective partners, the detective and his sister, the detective's dead mother hovering over Broken Harbor, are all very good, and the portrayal of his challenging sister is true to life (trust me, I know). I'll look forward to more books from Ms. French.

Ambergamoo ,

Awful!!

Not only did the characters talk too much … they were BORING. I found I did not care about any of them. Will not read another of her books.

Brink727 ,

Good

This writer loves leaving loose ends. I keep waiting for every detail to be unfolded and tied up nicely at the end - and it never is. It leaves for a non-compelling ending and a story that feels unfinished. The 'who-did-it' reason is never good or fully believable. And yet, I still keep reading her books, so I suppose that's something.

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