Broken Harbour by Tana French
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It really does look like reading this series out of order won't be a problem, as neither of the two detectives featured in The Secret Place are in this one.
Instead, we have a veteran who hasn't had great luck recently taking a rookie under his wing as they investigate a multiple homicide (parents and children). Of course there's no sign of break in, although the home appears quite broken: so who, and how? Not to mention, why?? The detection here is pretty good, with none of those annoying leaps to deduction that some authors rely on. The relationship between Kennedy and Curran was interesting, with something of a twist at the end (I would love to hope that they'll come back, but, well... read the book).
As for the Dina subplot, at times it felt like padding, or a means towards getting to the end of the case, but it did highlight areas of Kennedy's life that then explained his detection and interviewing methods.