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.
I might recommend this book to a friend -depending on the friend.
This is my first perfeormance by Mr. Crossley. I found his accent difficult to understand at times and I had to rewind and re-listen often.
Extremely creep and VERY timely- strikes a chord with our world economic situation-I absolutely loved this book and I listened to it twice! I highly recommend it if you like psch thrillers- lots of atmosphere
I can see how the story could happen anywhere
loved the description of the Spains' relationship
First entrance into the Spain house
I hated the neighbors
THIS NARRATOR IS FANTASTIC !!!! Please use him again!
In the top 5.
Clearly the Chief Investigating officer, but his colleague, Cassie, is an intriguing second.
I loved his accent, of course, but it is more than that. He seemed to 'breathe' himself into the characters.
If you like Henning Mankell, I think you will like this author as well.
This book is right up there among my favorite audiobooks. I read it a few years back, recalled that I enjoyed it, and found that it was just as good if not better in audio format.
As one of Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad series, I have to compare it to the others in the series. I'd say that the story in this one is near the top of the list, whereas the character development in this one, while certainly engaging, ranks behind The Likeness.
I enjoyed the interactions between Cassie and Rob. There were several scones that conveyed a lively sense of trust and easy friendship. These were really enjoyable and drew me right into the aspect of the plot having to do with their relationship.
No, but it's a rare book that will elicit that strong of a reaction in me.
Yes definitely. It's purely captivating.
The characters are so relatable. I loved everything about this novel.
Steven Crossley is absolutely amazing. Riveting performance. I couldn't stop listening, partly in due to Steven. I want him to read all of my books to me. I'm not kidding.
As I previously stated before, most definitely yes!
I'm still thinking about this wonderful book long after I've finished it. Can't wait to get the next novel and hear more of Cassie's side.
I liked how the old and new mysteries played off of each other.
This was my second time reading the book, and I was fascinated to see how the various twists and turns led to (or didn't lead to) the conclusion. Hard to put down.
Fascinating, refreshing, engrossing
Complex murder mystery, exploring multiple facets of the police psyche as well as the criminal. Well worth the listen, the story pulls you in and keeps you waiting for the next revelation. It has a good narrator, making for a good listen even in complicated areas of the story. The end was a trifle weak and yet it was a skillfully drawn ending, matching the degradation of a character.
Irish murder mystery minus the pubs
I will be listening to the rest of French's novels. Her writing is worth dipping back into. She is quite the storyteller.
I judge a book by how I feel about the characters. I came to like a nd understand Cassie and Ryan. I will be listening to the next book in the series. The story line was believable and well drawn out. The performance was quite good.
The development of the main characters. I felt like they were people that I knew.
When Cassie and Ryan slept togethtper and he realized the mistake and it cost them their friendship.
No but those are very rare
no, I don't listen to books twice
The beginning, the event that caused it all.
Very easy listening
I have had this book in my library for 2 years and have not had the time to read it. I recently downloaded the book on audible to listen to on a long road trip. I am so glad I did. I really like the characters in the book and the plot was well thought out. I have begun listening to the 2nd book in the series that continues with the same characters of the murder squad. I wish I had another road trip so I could invest the time to hear it all at once.
The two main characters, Rob Ryan and Cassie Maddox. Rob is interesting, likable and intelligent. Cassie is also intelligent, savvy, witty, attractive and no nonsense.
He was able to perform the different characters so that you knew who they were from his tone and manner of speaking. Even when performing the women's characters he was believable and didn't sound ridiculous. He did a very nice job of it.
I did cry a few times as well as laugh. The best part was that it held my attention. The authors use of imagery was well done.
I can't wait to see what happens in the next book!
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