Clear narrator who did not distract. Had difficulty shutting it off once the story got going.
Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
Rob is a homicide detective on the Muder Squad who must overcome his worst fears and return to the same woods where he was terrorized as a child. A young girl is found murdered and there are strange forensics that just don't add up and/or fit in this kind of murder. Rob and his partner Cassie, a profiler, know it is a conflict of interest, but they decide to stay on the investigation with hope of Rob regaining important memories about what happened to him all those years ago. They are both aware that they are putting the case and their very jobs on the line but feel they must because the two cases might be linked. Rob's forgotten memories may be just what they need to solve the case. Many conflicting stories, from the past and present, make it exceedingly difficult to build a scenario or figure out who could have committed this strange murder. When there is a break in the case and they finally have a handle on who the perp could be, they still may not to be able to prosecute because of important procedures that were not followed.
More mysteries arise throughout their investigation concerning Robs forgotten past, that only drag he and Cassie further into frustration and further apart from each other.
Steven Crossly is a wonderful narrator, who definitely added depth to our mentally distressed main character, and helped to bring the story along at a good pace. I'm very happy and eager to be reading through the rest of this reputable series with my good bookathon buddies.
I've read a lot of crime novels and this one came highly recommended. Unfortunately, I disliked the storyline that took forever and a day to get going. Maybe it was the slow drawl of the narrator mixed with a dull story. But I'm not impressed.
Story was interesting enough so that it keep me amused during my work commute which is why I started listening to audiobooks in the first place but the mystery isn't solved. Yeah, that happens in real life but that's why I prefer books!
The narration wasn't good. As the main character and general narrative it was fine, but in female and childrens voices it wasnt. The story was all over the place and there were bizarre choices in character development and even plot. I read her other book, The Likeness and thought that was enjoyable. In the Woods was exhausting with no reward for the reader
just killing time sitting in traffic...
one of the top books i've listened to thus far...really enjoyed the story...the detail is amazing and really creates an image of what you're listening to...
the interrogation of damian was excellent...
ability to float in and out of various characters...
The narrator was wonderful and a great voice. And the story was intriguing. Then about 3/4 of the way in the main character suddenly becomes absolutely terrible and ridiculously short sighted. All in all I'd skip it.
I really enjoyed this book, I got stuck into it and didn't want to stop listening.
The accent by Steven did put me off as I wanted to hear an Irish accent (the next lot of books make up for it). But I understand now.
This was a great book. I hope the character appears again in some of the other books.