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.
©2007 Tana French; (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc.
what a gr8 story. welldone. loved it to bits. i will probably read it again. what more can i say?
The first half of the book was well set up, but after that, the main character became a horrible human being. I have a really hard time with books when I can't stand the main character. Also, there are multiple mysteries in the book, and one of them is simply never resolved, with a kind of "well, that's life."
No. Not even the author - I read this book because I do like her newer work.
Not sure of a favorite scene. She does a good job in the first part of the book setting the scene and giving you interesting characters.
Disappointment, mostly. The book was way too long. She got really stuck on the melancholy, "gosh his life was really ruined by this event." Wasted a lot of time.
I really like Tana French's later work, but she does seem to get stuck on "it's miserable and it can't change" sometimes, and I have a hard time with that - don't see much point spending time on it. Although it's still there in her later books, I think she handles it better there. She just doesn't make good choices with this book.
No the characters where unlikable and the solving of the murder came out of left field.
I like the idea of an Irish Detective but not creepy Ryan.
The Interaction between Cassie and Ryan.
This character made me cringe.
Detective Ryan was such a creep I do not want to spoil anything but even him getting on the case when he shouldn't have been.
Only to friends that would have the taste for something like this.
Effiminate. Accent didn't sound right.
Complex and interesting study, not only of the crime, but also the investigators..
In the middle . I enjoy a story line that is not predictable .
Not sure .
Sam . Hangs in the back but is charming .
No . Many details to take in .
Quite far up, could have been on top if it were not for one thing missing in the story.
Chet & Bernie series, which also have a good narrator, great characters and a good storyline.
When Cassy tells her partner about her past.
He's back where it all started, only this time all alone in the woods with his terror....
I was greatly dissappointed over the first case not being solved!
I picked this up on the recommendation of a friend. After I finished, I immediately downloaded every other book by this author. Great story. Sucks you right in to the characters' joys and woes.
Yes. It is still suspenseful with interesting characters and well written.
Yes, I heard her other books are better.
Murders decades apart are connected by one man.
This book is totally boring but it sure takes forever to get around to anything happening. I don't know how it ends and didn't have he patience to find out. Can I get my credit back?
I love mystry thrillers of all kinds: Jennifer Winspear, Agatha Christi, the Mrs. Pollifax series, and even Jack Reacher and Pendegast, but the very best are the Swedish writers and TANA FRENCH! I read the last in the series first because I didn't realize it was a series. It was such a good book too. And I just finished "In The Woods". Beautfiul language, rich characters that are real people you can relate to, and realistic twists and turns that can't allow you to stop listening. I am so looking forward to listening to "The Likeness" which I just down loaded but I am already feeling sad that there are no more. Yes, dounload this book! It is fantastic.
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