"French has garnered a huge legion of fans and they will be thrilled with this, her fourth and possibly best novel."
(Daily Mail Carla McKay
2012-01-00)"If I encounter a better novel than Broken Harbour before French publishes her fifth, I'll eat a milliner's shop fut of hats."
(Daily Express Sophie Hannah
''Broken Harbour is a gripping story in an atmospheric setting by an author who knows how to grab the reader's interest and never let it go. ... not a word of this densely written, long novel was superfluous - I would have been happy for it to be longer still."
"With red herrings and false turns aplenty, Broken Harbour by Tana French will keep you gripped right to the shocking final page."
''The characters are superbly drawn and the writer reveals a sense of time and place."
"Tana French's stunning thriller ... chilling ... sinister ... haunted ... gripping ... "
"A chilling psychological thriller."
"Lauded as Tana French's best crime fiction yet, the writer's fourth thriller triumphantly conjures up the atmosphere of an Irish town ravaged by recession and the underlying animosity simmering among its actuely drawn characters." (STYLIST
shows us the terrible sacrifices people make and the awful things they do based on love, and sometimes, terror and need." (The Globe and Mail Sandra Kasturi
"Tana French leaves us lost in a dark labyrinth in which the Minotaur is never conquered, navigating a deceptively placid, reflective sea under which the terrible reefs of the past wait patiently to wreak havoc with the most seasoned traveller." (The Globe and Mail Sandra Kasturi
"The case itself is rigged with French's blend of twists, misdirects and macabre details, becoming more bizarre and sinister as it goes. So much of the pleasure inherent in reading these novels is in trying to figure out where things are going and being constantly surprised. I predict Broken Harbour will be on more than one Best of 2012 lists - it's definitely at the top of mine." (The Calgary Herald Michelle Wiener
"... in French's novels nothing is ever straightforward procedure. Part of the reason is the amount of care French devotes to her characters. Her unparalleled ability to create wonderfully flawed characters makes us just as invested, if not more so, in their personal lives." (The Calgary Herald Michelle Wiener
About the Author
Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the United States and Malawi. She trained as an actor at Trinity College Dublin and has worked mainly in theatre. Her first novel, In the Woods, was published in 2007; it won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry awards for Best First Novel and the IVCA Clarion Award for Best Fiction. In the Woods and her second novel, The Likeness, were both New York Times bestsellers. She lives in Dublin with her husband and daughter.