Saturday, September 5, 2009

Review - In The Woods - Tanna French

"In The Woods" by Tanna French
(from the back cover)
Three children leave their small Dublin neighborhood to play in the surrounding woods. Hours later, their mother's calls go unanswered. 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, Detective Rob Ryan--the found boy, who has kept his past a secret--and his partner Cassie Maddox investigate the murder of a twelve-yer-old girl in the same woods. 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.

MY THOUGHTS: This is a very good book. This was my Book Club's selection for August. I really liked this book. The twists and turns of the plot leave you turning the pages to find out what's going on. You actually have two different cases going on at the same time. They murder of Katy Devlin and the 2 missing children from 20 years ago. They murder of Katy Devlin is solved. Buttttt, the case of the missing children is not. I was very disappointed about this ending of the this story. It gives you all the clues and I guess you have to figure out or guess who and what happened to the missing children. From my own opinion their are 3 endings to this book. Rob Ryan had something to do with the missing children, a stranger did it or their are also some hints of super natural forces at work. So I guess you could take your pick. Even though the ending doesn't tell you it was still a very good book!!

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Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

Interesting. Perhaps the author wants to say 'not all problems in life are solved.' I like such scenarios instead of solving all the problems...