The bestselling debut, with over a million copies sold, that launched Tana French, author of the forthcoming novel The Searcher and “the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years” (The Washington Post).
“Required reading for anyone who appreciates tough, unflinching intelligence and ingenious plotting.” —The New York Times
Now airing as a Starz series.
As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.
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 twelve-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.
Richly atmospheric and stunning in its complexity, In the Woods is utterly convincing and surprising to the end.
Wish the ending was different
I loved this story and the narration was great (despite what others wrote), I listen to audiobooks during my long commute but found myself listening to this at home as well, which seldom happens. I was a little disappointed by the ending, but I tend to prefer stories with solid answers in the end.
I have an idea.....
If you've read the book - Stop buying the audio book and giving bad reviews... You already have the characters in your head - with their own voices..... Why don't you read a book and go see the movie while you're at it..... Dumb
The book was awesome.... Great narration..... 20+ hours of great story telling.... 6 bucks.... Please - What a steal!! First time French reader..... Also - Don't judge a book by it's prologue... I was worried for a second...
Really enjoyed this book, great story but almost didn't buy it because of the negative reviews about the narrator. I thought the narration was wonderful and truly felt the connection between characters.