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 Stars
Mick “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