In The Woods by Tana French

Read: April 18 - April 27
Format: Audio equivalent 789 pages
Source: Public Library
Subject: Police procedural
Category: Something Borrowed from the library
Challenges: 11 in 11, 75 Book, TIOLI,
Stars: ★★★

Rob Ryan, a Dublin policeman, is thrown into a troubling situation when he and his partner, Cassie Maddox, take on the investigation of the murder of Katy Devlin, a 12 year girl in suburb of Knocknaree - Ryan's original home town. Ryan's problems center around the fact that he is the one remaining witness to the disappearance of two children (his best friends) in 1984 from this same location. Keeping his involvement in 1984 a secret while investigating the dysfunctional family of the murder victim leads to trouble not just for Ryan but for his relationship with his partner. A subplot of environmental impact of a new motorway through Knocknaree vs. a nearby archaeological dig add additional twists to the plot which climaxes with a remarkable interrogation and surprising result.

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