In The Woods
by Tana French
From The Jacket:A gorgeously written novel that marks the debut of an astonishing new voice in psychological suspense As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours. Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a twelve year old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox his partner and closest friend find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past. Richly atmospheric, stunning in its complexity, and utterly convincing and surprising to the end.
This was a really great mystery from the beginning. I loved the characters, setting, everything. The problem I had was with the ending. What was the author thinking?
by-Andrea 2009/05/15, 06:33 PM
Right from the start I was drawn in by the beautiful writing style of Tana French's narrative, her complex characters and well developed plot. She also had great detailed detective work, which I love in a mystery and enough twists in the story to keep you reading. Overall a great mystery.
by-PBR 2009/05/03, 03:12 PM
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