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Broken Harbor (Dublin Murder Squad Series #4)

Broken Harbor (Dublin Murder Squad Series #4) - While it occasionally feels a little rigid and it features a truly unlikable main character, the book still shows off French's flair for writing beautiful and unobtrusive prose. It's a bit like how Ann Patchett at her best can feel like a stream in a forest on a cool afternoon - French is like a warm breeze blown off a harbor at sunset. There's magic here - but also a captivating study of evil in the modern world. Not extraordinary Evil - just the regular evil that inspires us to come up with fairytales and bogeymen to explain away. As with all of her novels, French reveals that that sort of Gothic horror is best brought to bear when looking at ordinary people... as that's where it hides most plainly.Much, much more (I wrote at length, I realize) about the book at RB: http://wp.me/pGVzJ-sP