Review: French’s In the Woods

In the Woods
Tana French

The first of French’s Dublin Murder squad novels, this is the type of literary novel masquerading as a crime novel that I absolutely adore. On the surface, this is the story of an unsolved disappearance and an unsolved murder, decades apart. And on that level, it’s a very successful crime novel. But it’s also, as all crime novels are, the story of a place (Dublin) and the story of people’s (the cops/victims) attempts to deal with the aftermath of childhood trauma and find human connection in a fucked up world.

All in all, a worthy effort and right up my alley. I’ll be reading the rest of French’s books eventually.



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