In the Woods Dublin Murder Squad #1) by Tana French
Dublin 1984 dusk, three
children vanish in the woods. One, Rob Ryan, grips a tree trunk in
terror, unable to recall any detail of previous hours. Twenty years
later, the detective on the Dublin Murder Squad keeps his past a
secret. But when a girl 12 is killed in the same woods, Rob and
Detective Cassie Maddox — partner and best pal - investigate present and
I really wanted to like this book -- the premise sounded great -- the idea of two murders somehow connected but years apart. And the writing was really good, full of rich description and beautiful phrasing. The author obviously did lots of research and made interesting characters.
Despite all of this, I found this book hard to get into, and by half way through, I stopped caring about the characters. It was disappointing. I kept reading because I really wanted to see how the whole situation was resolved.