Broken Harbour

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/

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About Cormac O'Keeffe

I am writing my first novel. Still. Well, I've finished it. I think. To tell you the truth, I've finished it so many times, I'm not sure anymore. In fact, I'm currently back finishing it again. It's a crime novel, an authentic gangland thriller set in Dublin. Including all the finishing, I've been at it for almost six years now. I've got a fair bit of good feedback and some requests for full manuscripts. But no one was bitten, yet. Where it will end up, who knows. This blog is about my journey. And other things, like fiction reviews and non-fiction reviews, many of them published in the Irish Examiner, a daily national newspaper in Ireland. I work as crime and drugs reporter there, and have been since around 2001. Both my personal life and my professional life have fed into my novel, or, rather, have poured into it. My novel was granted a literature bursary by the Irish Arts Council in September 2014 and my journalistic work has won multiple awards from the Law Society of Ireland over many years, most recently in 2015.
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