Friday, July 27, 2012

Tana French's "Broken Harbor"

Love the author. This new book... not so much. Here's my review from the Boston Globe:

At her best, Tana French writes characters. Her dark, moody novels may be categorized as crime fiction, but they rise and fall on the twisted and often conflicted survivors who people them.

As “Broken Harbor,” her fourth novel, opens, the value of survival is questionable. Someone has brutally attacked a family, the Spains, who had been living in a desolate housing development on the Irish coast. When the police discover that the mother, Jenny, has been severely injured but is still alive, her endurance is seen as a mixed blessing. With her husband and children dead, what kind of life will this young woman wake to?

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