Broken Harbor Characters

Tana French
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Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy

Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy is a forty-something Irish murder detective who has fully dedicated his life to his demanding job. He is recently divorced and resolutely childless, living in a two-bedroom apartment in a flashy part of Dublin. He is average-looking, tending to dress very professionally and with a painstaking attention to detail. He often comes across as pompous and arrogant, but he is also self-aware and sometimes secretly insecure. He does not consider himself a naturally gifted, highly intelligent detective, but attributes his high solve rate to hard work. His nickname comes from a time when he made four murder case solves in forty-eight hours.

While Kennedy presents himself to the world as the epitome of boring normalcy, he is still suffering from the unhealed trauma of his mother’s suicide. She drowned herself at Broken Harbor when he was only fifteen, and he has attempted...

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