Book 4/5 in the Dublin Murder Squad Series
A New York Times bestseller and quintessential Tana French thriller-a damaged hero, an unspeakable crime, and an intricately plotted mystery-the novel that “proves anew that [Tana French] is one of the most talented crime writers alive.” (The Washington Post).
Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy plays by the book and plays hard. That’s why he’s the Dublin Murder Squad’s top detective, and that’s what puts the biggest case of the year in his hands.
On one of the half-abandoned “luxury” developments that litter Ireland, Patrick Spain and his two young children have been murdered. His wife, Jenny, is in intensive care. At first, Scorcher thinks it’s going to be an easy solve, but too many small things can’t be explained: the half-dozen baby monitors pointed at holes smashed in the Spains’ walls, the files erased from the family’s computer, the story Jenny told her sister about a shadowy intruder slipping past the house’s locks. And this neighborhood–once called Broken Harbor–holds memories for Scorcher and his troubled sister Dina: childhood memories that Scorcher thought he had tightly under control.
Winner of Ireland AM Crime Fiction Book of the Year