Book 8: In The Woods by Tana French

First off let’s acknowledge the obvious fact that I am behind in my book a week schedule. I’m not stressed about it at this point in the year though. Lately my personal life has been endlessly exhausting and finding the motivation to pickup a book has been near impossible. When I do actually have the time to read I end up watching tv instead because I can zone out while doing that. With reading, everything finds a way to be relatable and hits too close to home and that isn’t really something I’ve been interested in happening.

Anyway, this book was really enjoyable. In The Woods by Tana French is book two in the Dublin Murder Squad series. Detectives Rob Ryan and Cassie Maddox are given the case of a murdered 12 year old girl. The murder’s circumstances are very similar to something that happened to Detective Ryan 20 years earlier, in the same town. Now I loved Maddox and Ryan, I loved their partnership at work and their friendship. I was attached to both of their characters. It is to be noted that it is a slower moving book, but not in a bad way at all. The character development makes up for there being very little action in the investigation of the murder. Honestly at 100pages to the end I was concerned about how it was all going to be wrapped up because the murder was still basically completely unsolved. Tana French did it though, with out any feeling of it being rushed. While I didn’t “like” how part of it ended, it was one of those times where you know it’s the right way even though you wanted characters to do things differently.