In the Woods

In the Woods

A gripping thriller and New York Times bestseller from the acclaimed author of Broken Harbor and The Secret Place As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping...

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Title:In the Woods
Author:Tana French
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ISBN:0670038601
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:429 pages

In the Woods Reviews

  • Monique Bos
    Jun 02, 2008
    I was disappointed in this novel, which seemed so promising at the beginning. The central mystery not only remains unsolved, but a disproportionate amount of the plot is spent on what seems, in the end, a total red herring.The narrator appears at the beginning to be a sympathetic, introspective figu...
  • Dera Weaver
    Jul 28, 2008
    This was an Edgar Award finalist, and that means a mystery, right? Well, we get a tease at the beginning--little boy survives some sort of mysterious mischief in the local woods, the two friends with him are never seen again, and when he's found his shoes are filled with blood and he's unable to spe...
  • Matt
    Dec 30, 2008
    If I could, I'd probably rate this at 1.5 stars-- it ultimately pissed me off, and annoyed me throughout, but it was good enough to keep me reading and I suppose that should count for something.Maybe my opinion has been influenced by reading THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO immediately prior to this ...
  • J.D.
    Mar 06, 2009
    I will agree that this book is gorgeously written, and the characters are well crafted and sympathetic. That's what kept me reading through the various absurd plot points. An example: the narrator, as a child, is found in the woods, his shoes full of blood, with his two best friends mysteriously mis...
  • karen
    Feb 11, 2010
    it must be really hard to write convincing mystery novels. you can't have your killer be too obvious or no one will bother reading past the third chapter. but you can't have them be too unexpected, without textual support, or you will be accused of cheating. the super-saturation of police procedural...
  • Khanh (the meanie)
    Nov 11, 2010
    Some wounds will never heal, and there will forever be a Rob Ryan-shaped scar in my heart.Some books are written deliberately to provoke sadness. It's fucking easy to induce someone to tears when the book is about a dying cancer patient with a labrador retriever whose leg has been amputated, with on...
  • Fabian
    Dec 29, 2011
    This book is amazing... really excellent. I took a risk at the UTEP library just picking this out at random... & what true serendipity it was! This particular week was rife with parties & late nights (daytime reserved for sleep) and all throughout "In the Woods" was a faithful companion... it was a ...
  • Nataliya
    Jun 11, 2012
    "What I am telling you, before you begin my story, is this - two things: I crave truth. And I lie."This book is brilliantly cruel - a story of deep and painfully real psychological f*ckery masquerading as a murder mystery. There's nothing "feel good" about it. If you like a book to leave you feeling...
  • Emily May
    Jun 23, 2012
    Though the isbn is the same as the one pictured, my edition of this book has a much creepier cover and tagline:Needless to say, I was completely expecting something a bit dark and twisted, a creepy psychological murder mystery with an outcome I never would have seen coming. And I got that. But I nev...
  • Justin
    Aug 19, 2015
    Seriously, man, I wanted to rate this book higher than two stars. I almost went with three, but I just can't do it. This book felt like it ran this long, exhausting marathon only to collapse into a heap, huffing and puffing just before it crossed the three-star line. Right now it's laying there life...