Only 18 pages into Tana French’s book Broken Harbour (Hachette Ireland), which I picked up yesterday, and I can already see why people are praising it from a high. http://www.tanafrench.com/
Her descriptions of the ghost estate (Brianstown), somewhere on the coast north of Balbriggan, are beautiful as is an early taster she gives of the lead detective’s childhood memory of the place (then called Broken Harbour).
I finished Niamh O’Connor’s first novel If I Never See You Again, which I largely enjoyed. The final chapters, as the plot comes together and the killer is revealed, are well crafted and full of drama. Look forward to reading her subsequent books. http://authorsplace.co.uk/niamh-o-connor/