Tuesday, May 10, 2016

In the Woods by Tana French

Skip it!  I am so disappointed.  More than one person recommended this book to me so I had high hopes.  It failed on many levels.  #1) I didn't even like the main character #2) The only reason I kept reading was to see how the mystery was solved.  There are two mysteries in this book.  ONLY ONE GETS SOLVED! Seriously?!?  #3) Super slow paced in my opinion.  
Skip it.

Summary from goodreads.com:
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. He is 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 12-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.

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