Monday's Musings on a Mystery
April 24, 2013
For the March meeting, the Monday Mystery Book Club read In The Woods by Tana French. This book is a slow mover until you get half to three quarters of the way through it...
In this book, there is a lot of time spent on Adam’s childhood trauma. He was one of three children who went missing. He was found in the woods with no memory of anything prior to being found. His friends have never been found. He’s now grown and working for the murder squad in Dublin. He and his partner, Cassie, are sent out to solve the murder of a young girl in Adam’s former hometown. While working the case, Adam’s memories seem to be returning.
French’s writing pulls you in. As the reader, you want to know what took place; but, she stops the flow of the story at times to have Adam address the reader directly. She also leaves the reader with an unanswered question at the end. That was the biggest disappointment for the group. Don’t worry, the murder is solved satisfactorily.
If you enjoy details and have the time, you may want to try this one. It did win the Anthony Award, Barry Award, Edgar Award, and the Macavity Award for best first novel in 2008.
Dublin Murder Squad Series:
Blue Ridge Branch