I began this Throwback Thursday meme as a way to share some of my old favorites as well as sharing books that I want to read that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on my TBR list while I continue to pile more titles on top of them:)! I like that these older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, you’re welcome to use my pic as well. If you’d just link back to me I’d so appreciate it.

My PICK this week is:


Published 2012 By Viking

My Rating: 5/5 StarsMick “Scorcher” Kennedy, the brash cop from Tana French’s bestselling Faithful Place, plays by the book and plays hard. That’s what’s made him the Murder squad’s top detective—and that’s what puts the biggest case of the year into his hands.
On one of the half-built, half-abandoned “luxury” developments that litter Ireland, Patrick Spain and his two young children are dead. His wife, Jenny, is in intensive care.

At first, Scorcher and his rookie partner, Richie, think it’s going to be an easy solve. But too many small things can’t be explained. The half dozen baby monitors, their cameras pointing at holes smashed in the Spains’ walls. The files erased from the Spains’ computer. The story Jenny told her sister about a shadowy intruder who was slipping past all the locks.
And Broken Harbor holds memories for Scorcher. Seeing the case on the news sends his sister Dina off the rails again, and she’s resurrecting something that Scorcher thought he had tightly under control: what happened to their family one summer at Broken Harbor, back when they were children.



 If you haven’t read Tana French, Broken Harbor would be a perfect starting point!  You may remember that her most recent release The Trespasser was on my top reads of 2016 list. I’d say this is for sure my second favorite book of hers. I remember reading this and being completely confused (in the best possible way) about what could possibly have been going on in that house and within that family. I actually enjoy when an author can pull off that level of reader confusion because for me it’s so fun to try to figure out the puzzle and clues and really… I WANT to think I have it all figured out and then in the end find out I KNEW NOTHING. Good times! What puts Tana French at the top of my must read author list, other than her excellent writing skills, is that you can truly jump into her “series” at any point ( Janel I’m talking to you:) because every book focuses on a different detective from the Murder squad.  If you’re looking for an out-of-the-box, well-written mystery I think you’ll really enjoy Broken Harbor


**For all you Throwback Thursday bloggers, if you don’t see your blog at the bottom of my post please leave me a comment because WordPress has been VERY bad about sending me links and I want to include everyone!!**

More Throwback Thursday Picks Around the Blogosphere 

Cathy at Between the Lines Book Blog

Jill at Jill’s Book Cafe

Deanna at DeesRadReads and Reviews

Rebecca at BoofsBooks

Claire at I’m a Coffeeholic Bookworm

Nicki at The Secret Library

Amanda at Literary Weaponry

Susan at Susan Loves Books

Julie at Novel Thrills and Chills

Ashley at The Bookish Mommy

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    1. Thanks for your link! I read this when it came out 5 years ago but I remember being very happy with it. It’s a different kind of mystery but her writing tends to be the same style book to book, I’m not sure if that’s what led to you having trouble with the Trespasser?

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    1. this is one I think you’ll really like Danielle! While it’s a great mystery, it’s also got more going for it behind the scenes where you’re never quite sure if what you’re hearing is accurate…I hope you give it a try…your TBR will thank you:)

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  1. Read the first one, hated it, bought the second hahaha I will read it some day, I know I’ll probably enjoy it … if it has a proper ending. And this one looks great too!

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      1. Yes, each of her books follow a different detective from The Murder Squad…I should say, check out some goodreads reviews of In the Woods, maybe you’ll like it and if you like to start series at book 1 by all means give it a shot:) If you do, let’s chat about your thoughts when you finish!

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  2. First, I love your Throwback Thursday meme and idea! I’ve been toying with the idea of doing a Throwback Thursday or Flashback Friday post but hadn’t gotten the chance! I’d love to link up with you one Thurs…I would say tomorrow, but I’m having a root canal midmorning, yikes! Not sure if I’ll feel like doing anything after that! But I’ll link back to you if I do 😊 Second, I’m so glad I read this review! I’ve a couple Tana French books, including this one, on my kindle since last yr but haven’t read them after I realized they were a series…glad to know I can just jump in and not really miss anything!! I’ll add them back to my TBR list, lol!

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    1. Thanks so much and feel free to jump on board another week…I have to agree, having a root canal, yeah you might not feel up to blogging:) Good luck with that and hopefully next week works out for TBT. Hope you dive into a Tana French this summer, this one is so good imo!

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      1. Thanks so much! I will definitely join in one week! I’m excited about that! It will be my 1st root canal, so I’m not sure what to expect…I know it won’t be painless, but I’m hoping it won’t be a horrible! I think tomorrow will be a good day to curl up and read afterwards 🙂 I definitely will read Tana French this summer! I have this one, The Trespassers, and The Likeness-is there one you recommend that I start 1st?

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    1. I have read that one and while I love her other books that one I didn’t like at all:( I can’t say I’d recommend it because it’s one of the only books I’ve finished and wanted to throw across the room lol…I hated the way she ended it. Of course, now you may be intrigued to read it:)

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