Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Broken Harbor, by Tana French
I don't read this kind of book. Ever. Only my appreciation of Tana French kept me going when I discovered that the mystery the detective was unravelling was also the story of a family descending into madness, assisted by a terrible economy; an isolated, poorly built, and largely vacant housing development; and an old friend who's a little nutty himself. The Shining where everyone is Jack. I'm not sure what French is going to do with Scorcher Kennedy next. He's an endearing character.