Tana French is a talented writer. This book, as well as her more recent work, The Likeness, were intriguing, compelling stories with complex, believable characters. I eagerly await her next novel.
I really enjoyed the book. I also enjoyed the accent of the reader. It is on my Christmas list to family and friends.
This is a wonderful audiobook. A clever, unusual murder mystery with engaging, realistic characters. The narrator is absolutely terrific, bringing the Irish setting to life and adding wonderful texture to each character. This is one of the best audiobooks I have listened to. I recommend it whole-heartedly. Enjoy!
Modern suspenseful thriller that is told from the first person - a detective is drawn into his past when a child is murdered in the woods where his best friends disappeared 20 years ago.
The characters are very likeable - Rob is getting to know himself as he remembers more about that day long ago when he was the only one to leave the woods. What happened? Pieces of that day are slowly returning to his consciousness. His closeness to his partner Cassie is greater than brother & sister but there are things they do not know about each other...
I enjoyed this book and stayed interested throughout. However, there is a point in the book where things take a sharp and disappointing turn. After this point, the story starts to wind up, but nothing turns out the way it should. Not only this, but I was left with several unanswered questions. It's worth the read, but keep the end in mind.
I love to read but don't have much time so, listening to books has become a necessary passion. If I can't read, I'll listen and it makes mundane things like driving long distances and cleaning house bearable.
I loved this audio book. It was thoroughly entertaining. The narrator does an exceptional job guiding the listener through twists and turns in the plot. And speaking of plot; the suspense is classic 'who dunnit' and horror and comedy and even a little romance (without the formulaic b.s.).
I will definately listen to this one again even though I know what is going to happen, there is so much more going on that it will remain a 'new' book!
Bravo to author French and narrator Crossley!!
Boffo beginning but the author - and her editor - lost her way in the last third of the book to an extent that I have never experienced before. Very disappointing!
I can't belive some people liked this book so much. The first hour I listened was all about the type of material in his suits, the shade of lipstick she wore. I like a story that gives detail yes, but the detail in this book is down the size of a grain of sand. How about a story that moves. I wouln't recommed this book at all.
I, too, was frustrated by the loose ends and unanswered questions. But, this made the book seem more like real life. The characters are like people you have met - not perfect, trying to do a good job most of the time, sometimes confused, making mistakes they must learn to live with.
I would have enjoyed an Irish accent for some of the characters, but the narrator did a wonderful job overall.
I look forward to Ms. French's next book. I, too, would like to know what happened to Rob's friends.
I enjoyed the book, but found the conflict situations a little strange until it hit me that the female author was assuming male reactions and assigning emotions to them. Unless the Irish are a bit more feminine than I ever thought, it doesn't ring true. Pass on this one unless you like a mild murder mystery.