In The Woods

September 1, 2007 at 12:44 am 4 comments


I just finished reading In The Woods by Tana French, and I am a little bit distressed.

Although most of the novel was tied up there was a bit that was a bit open ended and it has me pondering.  I desperately want to know what happened, and, the novel is over and I never shall.  

This is the story of Adam “Rob” Ryan, who in 1984  went into the woods in Knocknarnee Ireland with two friends and his friends were never seen again.   He was found with blood in his shoes, scratches on his back and fingernails broken with no memory of what had happened.   Now, twenty years later he has become a homicide detective in Dublin, and no one knows of his tragic past.

Then a case happens in Knocknarnee.  A young girl named Katy Devlin is found murdered on what once might have been an altar stone in the same woods that Adam was found.   Adam wants to work on the case, but he knows that if he is found out, it would cost him his job.  Luckily his partner Cassie is willing to help cover for him.

What follows is a terrific crime novel.   The writing is wonderful and it definately keeps you wanting to turn the pages.   I had the day off and read non stop for a couple of hours to finish the book and the book is resonating after I have finished it.  I definately look forward to reading more from this author.

I have three more days off and about four books to read.  I know I won’t finish them all but I can at least get one started.

Have a great weekend everyone!


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Coco  |  September 1, 2007 at 3:19 am

    hmmm, it’s not my type of reading…
    but i’ll mention it to my husband. (it’s his!)

    how are things going with you and your family?
    just letting you know that i’m thinking about you,
    and have you (and your family) in my prayers.

    have a wonderful, restful, and hopefully cooler, wekend!!

  • 2. tigeryogi  |  September 1, 2007 at 6:24 pm

    Enjoy your weekend Hon!

  • 3. Declan Burke  |  September 2, 2007 at 8:35 am

    Hi Dewey –

    Good news, man – apparently Tana French is already working on a sequel to In The Woods …



  • 4. urspo  |  September 3, 2007 at 1:57 am

    you have a good weekend too!


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