The debut novel of an astonishing voice in psychological suspense
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, stunning in its complexity, and utterly convincing and surprising to the end, In the Woods is sure to enthrall fans of Mystic River and The Lovely Bones.
From the Hardcover edition.
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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.
Just Read the Book.
It's incredibly grating to hear a book crafted with such feisty and clever prose talked down from its antics by this curmugeonly speaker. Horrible. Please read French's wonderful book for yourself without having the story dashed to pieces by this shoddy adaptation.