I love anything that Tana French writes, and the Dubliner Murder Squad books are right up there with some of the best police procedurals out there. These books aren’t exactly fast paced, but are more a slow burn with the characters so stunningly portrayed we get a real grasp on their back stories. In Broken Harbour, Detective Mick Kennedy has an open and shut case when a man and his children are murdered in his home, his wife in intensive care. But details emerge that complicates this case, and nothing is as it seems.
What begins as a typical police procedural soon turns into a character study of a broken detective with a haunted past. Poignant, atmospheric, and absolutely flawless, this is a psychologically detailed and compelling story with characters you won’t soon forget. French’s writing is poetry and her characters really come to life. Beautifully written and thought provoking, this is a stunning mystery that gets darker and grittier the farther you delve.