In the Woods

By Tana French
(Viking Books, Hardcover, 9780670038602, 429pp.)

Publication Date: May 17, 2007

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Description
The debut novel of an astonishing voice in psychological suspense
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, stunning in its complexity, and utterly convincing and surprising to the end, "In the Woods" is sure to enthrall fans of "Mystic River" and "The Lovely Bones.



About the Author
Nee aux Etats-Unis et residant en Irlande, Tana French a fait des debutsfracassants en 2007 en raflant tous les prix de la litterature policiere pourson premier roman, La Mort dans les bois. Ses romans suivants, Comme deuxgouttes d'eau et Les Lieux infideles, pour lequel elle a recu le prix du meilleurpolar des lecteurs de Points, ont confirme son immense talent. Elle est traduiteen 31 langues et ses livres se sont vendus a 1,5 million d'exemplaires. Encore un triomphe pour French. The Sunday Times Aussi brillant que Le Maitre des illusions de Donna Tartt. The Washington Post


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