By Tana French
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143123309, 464pp.)
Publication Date: April 30, 2013
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An addictive thriller from New York Times bestseller and the acclaimed author of In the Woods and Faithful Place Tana French’s rise can only be called meteoric. 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 Frencha damaged hero, an unspeakable crime, and an intricately plotted mysterynestled in a timely examination of lives shattered by the global economic downturn. 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.
Tana French's newest novel, The Secret Place, will be published by Viking on September 2nd, 2014.
Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the United States, and Malawi. She is the author of In the Woods (winner of the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry awards), The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken Harbor (winner of the LA Times prize for Best Mystery/Thriller) and The Secret Place. She lives in Dublin with her husband and two children.
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- French’s protagonist, Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy, prides himself on his self–control. Is Scorcher’s self–control as strong as he imagines? In what other ways might Scorcher’s self–image be somewhat incorrect?