In the Woods, by Tana French

In the Woods by Tana FrenchDetectives Rob Ryan and Cassie Maddox, of the Dublin Murder Squad, investigate the murder of a young girl in Knocknaree, Ireland.  It overlaps an open case from 20 years prior, that Detective Ryan had been involved in as a child victim.  Keeping his personal involvement in the old case secret, is only one of the big mistakes that he self-admittedly makes during the course of the investigation.  The use of language is masterful and captivating, however I found that the middle section of the story became a bit slow for a psychological thriller.  Once the story turned toward a resolution it regained a better pace and surprised the reader with a dark and twisted ending.  I look forward to reading more by Tana French.

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