Review – Broken Harbor (Dublin Murder Squad #4) by Tana French

broken harborI have decided that Tana French is a sorceress.  She has special powers that cannot be explained.  Broken Harbor is even better than previous installments in the Dublin Murder Squad series.

From Goodreads: “Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy always brings in the killer. Always. That’s why he’s landed this high-profile triple homicide. At first, he thinks it’s going to be simple, but the murder scene holds terrifying memories for Scorcher. Memories of something that happened there back when he was a boy.”

We first met Mick Kennedy as one of the detectives in Faithful Place.  He was kind of a d-bag and was so by the book that you couldn’t like him.  When I saw that he was the main character here, I was concerned.  Was this going to be one of those books where I dislike the MC so much that I can’t really enjoy the story?  So little faith.  I should know that Tana French writes about real characters with real flaws.  Learning some of his back story completely changed the dynamic.

What is so great about Broken Harbor?  I could say everything but that would be too simplistic.  There is a great story here with a mystery that keeps you on the edge of your seat.  Characters are so well-developed that you truly do feel that you are in the room with them.  And, the way French portrays mental illness is just…something that sticks with you.

Just plain wonderful.  That’s all I can say.  Seriously, if you are a mystery or thriller reader and haven’t found this series you need to go to the bookstore today.

5/5 stars.  It doesn’t get much better than this.

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