In the Woods by Tana French
Just a short post today about this month’s book group read which we discussed earlier in the week. It’s quite rare for our group to all be in agreement, but everyone who was able to read this book enjoyed it, and appreciated the quality of the writing. I read and reviewed this book back in 2018 and raved about it then (see here), so having watched the recent Dublin Murders TV series, naughtily relied on recall rather than re-reading.
We had some small quibbles: the lack of resolution in one of the strands, about Adam/Rob and how he could have managed to keep his secret with his Mrs Doyle-alike mother around, and it is a little over-long at 600+ pages! However, as a whole, it felt plausible and we could picture the locale of the murder. We particularly liked Cassie Maddox as a character who will go on to be the lead character in the second novel in this series, The Likeness, which was entwined with In the Woods in the TV series.
Tana French – In the Woods (Hodder & Stoughton, 2007). Hodder paperback 608 pages.