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Broken Harbor by Tana French
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Jul 24, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: best-of-2012, nook, advanced-readers-copy
Read from July 17 to 24, 2012


Tana French is pure genius when it comes to setting the scene and developing her characters. After she got done with Mick Kennedy I felt as if I knew him as well as one of my own brothers. Broken Harbor and her inhabitants are so well described it felt as if I had been transported to the ghost town of a development where the Spain's live. I truly found myself lost in the story and nothing screams "great book" more than getting lost in the story.

Bottom line, Broken Harbor is what the average murder mystery novels should all want to be when they grow up. The writing is so precise, so engrossing. The suspense is perfected in a way that leaves you holding your breath and turning pages as fast as your eyes will let you. I have always enjoyed Tana French's novels, but Broken Harbor just seemed to outshine them all. Maybe it was just because I was thirsty for a literary masterpiece, but I think Broken Harbor was the best mystery I have read yet this year. I look forward to hearing what you guys think, be sure to let me know!

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