Tana French: “In the Woods”

So I bought the audio version of Tana French’s novel “In the Woods” last week and am about 2/3 of the way through it and I have to say it’s great. It’s a few years old and I remember seeing it on some Amazon and other lists in the past but Itunes had one of their nice “Discover a new author for cheap” things going the other day and I got the 30 hour audiobook for 6 bucks.

Its set in Ireland, Dublin and the surrounding areas, and is a mystery/thriller kind of novel. It’s told from the point of view of a homidice detective that was the sole survivor of an incident that happened in his childhood where two of his friends disappeared and he was left covered in blood and remembering nothing about what happened to the current day.

Now there’s another child murder in the same little estate area outside of Dublin where he grew up and his friends dropped off the face of the earth, and he and his female partner catch the case by pure luck.

As I said, it’s set in Ireland, which to me as an American could just as well be England, though there are some interesting tidbits here and there about life in the Irish Free State. Lots of twists, good characters, and a lot of layers to it. I would definitely recommend if you like mysteries.


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