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  • Audio Download
  • Listening Length: 22 hours and 41 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • Audible.co.uk Release Date: 23 July 2012
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008O68JVE

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This is the 4th book I've read in a row by Tana French. She is an amazing writer, draws you in from the start. The characters are described down to a tee, you feel like you know them. You want to read and read Tana's books until you finish them. I've recommended the first three to friends (and will this one too) and they all love her writing too. Looking forward to starting the next of the series
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I liked and diliked this book.
I enjoyed the start of the book. The case was really interesting and gripping. However the end was not as enjoyable.
I love read the book because I have read the other three in the series.
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Just brilliant. The writing is impeccable, the characterisation, perfect. I love how flawed and human everyone is, even our 'hero'. This has been almost impossible to put down. And what a story. It will stay with you for a long time. I'm off to buy the next in the series. It will have to go a long way to beat this one.
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A great story sympathetically written. I love Tana French's prose, it's always clear, down to earth and never sentimental. Looking forward to the next book.
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Love this series. Each book has been as good as the last - never disappoints
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This is a brilliant read, a real page turner which I thoroughly recommend.

It's a murder mystery, for sure, but that's only the beginning. Perhaps even more a whydunnit than a whodunnit, the 'who' is still in question most of the way. Even more compelling, though, than the who and why of the murder(s) is the unflinching portrait of the ghost estates of the Irish Republic - and their inhabitants - after the Celtic Tiger turned its back with such indifference to the suffering wrought by financial recession.

Much of the novel is taken up with the developing relationship between the detective partners and its psychology: this is also extremely well done. I want to read more from this author about this world, and I think you will, too.
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I must start by saying that I loved this book-every word of it and am glad that it wasn't shortened as suggested by other reviewers. This haunting story of a family murdered in their own home-with one surviving family member taken to hospital-is very much a novel of its time.
Mike Kennedy is put in charge of finding the killers of Pat Spain and his 2 young children Emma and Jack while hoping that Pats wife Jenny will survive the vicious attack and be able to point the finger at the murderer. But nothing is that simple. Set in the new development of Broken Harbour that has been hit by the recession with homes abandoned half built, Tana French creates an atmospheric and creepy novel that will stay with you after you have read it. The last quarter of the book is heartbreaking and although by that time I knew which way the author was taking us, I found myself wishing she wasn't. A compelling novel with believable characters that I was sad to finish.
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The Spain family is found dead or dying in a house on a new estate outside Dublin. Detective Mike Kenned is put in charge with new boy assistant Detective Richie Curran.

The dream estate has already soured since the financial crash – buildings are unfinished, the paths are badly maintained and there is the atmosphere of a ghost town. A snooper seems to have watched the family from a nearby empty house. When this turns out to be an old friend of the Spains the police focus their attention on him.

It all seems like and open and shut case but Richie is unconvinced and Kennedy agrees to dig deeper.
The opening scenes were excellent – especially the descriptions of the Broken Harbour estate. But every little detail of the investigation was shared with the reader. At 520 pages it was just too long and became tiresome in places (especially all the shenanigans with wildlife in the attic!) Also some parts of the plot did not really make much sense, such as Richie choosing to withhold vital evidence……

All a bit convoluted – could have done with a good edit!
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