This is a well-written and effectively narrated suspense novel. The reader keeps you engaged and the characters are accessible -- one can imagine meeting them in their native environment. Worth the listen!
This is the first book by actor/author, Tana French and I'm delighted to have found her. There are two unsolved stories within the book and they play off of each other. I thought this was a brilliant first novel and was immediately drawn to discover more about the author and to read her other books. I'm actually happy that it took me a few years to find her so that she had the time to turn out a couple of other books for me to immediately devour!
If you enjoy "In the Woods", I'm sure you'll also enjoy "Likeness", which I'm listening to right now. It appears that we'll be lucky enough to continue learning more about some of the characters and these are people that jump off of the "page".
This isn't just a mystery, it's beautifully written and thought provoking. I enjoyed that the author left some mystery at the end for us to ponder over but, this will frustrate some readers. This book didn't follow any standard sort of recipe and that makes me more interesting to me. I found myself thinking about the main characters when I was away from them and couldn't wait to return to see where they were going next.
One of the key characters, Cassie, is the star attraction in Tana French's next novel, "Likeness", but, you don't have to read these books in order. They each have a life of their own but, if you have the choice, I'd read them in the order they were written.
I also found the narrator, Steven Crossley to be very enjoyable to listen to and it's people like him that now have me so hooked on audible books. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
The characters, the narrator, and the story held my interest all the way to the end. It's in my top 5 of the 60+ mystery and thriller books I've listened to.
I found this book to be interesting, with some relatively neat plot twists. Good narration helped as well. Worth a credit..
This was one of the best stories I have read. I could not wait to get home from work so I could get back to this story. The characters are believable with their flaws as well as their atributes. Would recommend this book to anyone.
A wonderful book; if you've never read Tana French, this is a totally excellent introduction, and you won't be sorry.
Tana French has a real knack for developing characters and relationships, and for writing dialogue.
This was a new author for me and I wasn't sure what to expect. But this book is wonderful; suspenseful, surprising. I've since had to buy her last two books, Likeness and Faithful Place. Now the only thing I can ask for is a sequel to this book to let us know what happened to Jaimie and Peter.
I enjoyed this audiobook immensely! Tana French is great writer. Can't wait to get the next audiobook in the series.
Could have been so much better. I don't buy a feminized gelding detective who yearns to give foot massages and has none of the assurance or self control displayed by his O So Smart female partner. If the genders of the characters were reversed this would be rejected as a sexist waste of time. It still is. Could have been a great story but appears the author ran out of interest, or energy, or whatever...
It took a while for me to enjoy this book. The reader's accent was killing me but I continued to listen. It got interesting at the end and I wasn't expecting the outcome. Just be patience and the story will pick up.