In the Woods

In the Woods Cover

In the Woods

By Tana French

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143113492, 429pp.

Publication Date: May 27, 2008

Description
The bestselling debut with over a million copies sold that launched Tana French, required reading for anyone who appreciates tough, unflinching intelligence and ingenious plotting (The New York Times), who is the most interesting, most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years (The Washington Post)

Look out for Tana French's newest novel, The Trespasser, available now

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 a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.
Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox his partner and closest friend find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past.
Richly atmospheric and stunning in its complexity, In the Woods is utterly convincing and surprising to the end.
Winner of the Anthony, Macavity, and Barry Awards for Best First Novel, and the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author
Finalist for Los Angeles Times Book Prize.


About the Author
It has become increasingly clear that American-born, Dublin-based Tana French is the most interesting, most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years." (The Washington Post)Tana isthe author of the bestsellingIn the Woods, The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken Harbor, The Secret PlaceandThe Trespasser. Her books have won awards including the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards, theLos Angeles TimesAward for Best Mystery/Thriller, and the Irish Book Award for Crime Fiction. She lives in Dublin with her family."

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