Murder mysteries are one of my top loved tv shows. I love Father Brown, Midsomer Murders and so many more. So of course as a reader, I’m going to love a good murder mystery. So when I heard about Tana French I had to try her first book (hoping to love it and move on to more). of course:)
The first book did not disappoint! It was moving, interesting, and has wonderful characters that pulled you in.
The book is called:
in the woods by Tana french
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In the Woods involves two different stories (cases) within each other. The lead detective Adam who now calls himself Rob has quite the backstory. When he was 12 years old he and his 2 other friends Jamie and Peter were playing in the woods when something very mysterious happens and the children go missing.
After they fail to come home the police are called and a huge search takes place in the woods. They only find Adam, catatonic, his shoes filled with blood. The other children are never found.
Twenty years later, the scene of another crime takes place in the same area and this time it’s the murder of another child. This child is also 12 years old and she has been found in an archaeological dig area.
This book takes you in very different directions throughout and interweaves back and forth between both stories. Adam became a detective because of the trauma that came with his case of him as a child. He has no memories of what happened and it haunts him. Because he is working in the same area around the same time of the year Adam has to struggle with all of the memories he can remember about his friends and his family around that time. You get a sense he starts to lose himself and really starts to struggle.
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