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In the Woods
In the Woods | Tana French
Make this your next book club selection and everyone saves. Get 15% off when you order 5 or more of this title for your book club. Simply enter the coupon code FRENCHWOODS at checkout. This offer does not apply to eBook purchases. This offer applies to only one downloadable audio per purchase. 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.
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daena
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Another semester in the books. Time for some much needed self care 🖤

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cewilf
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Next up! My #doublespin for this month.

aa_guer2021 Been forever! But still kinda creepy and very memorable! I 💙 her stuff!! 9mo
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Anna40
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Definitely a page turner. French is a good writer. I didn‘t care much for the friendship story between the detectives. Disappointing ending: I didn‘t guess who did it, but was expecting that the cold case would be solved too.

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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 183.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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jmtrivera
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This was a hard story for me to get through, as it hits every button in terms of things I have a hard time reading about. I probably wouldn't have made it through at all if French hadn't set up such an intriguing story. It's complex, wrapped w/secrets & misunderstandings and of course amnesia. I struggled w/the pacing a few times, Ryan is an immature (& icky) jerk, and I did want a SLIGHTLY neater ending. For the most part though, interesting.

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Coleen
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I liked this a lot….until the end. It left me wanting more. This was my first read by Tana French, and I have to say I‘m now definitely going to be sucked into the Dublin Murder Squad series. As far as contemporary fiction crime writers go, I feel like French is probably one of the better ones out there. Good plot, but also good character development.

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Kimberlone
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#FallTreasures #Day22 #FallEquinox

I‘ve still not yet read this one, but I‘ve heard nothing but good things about this series. I‘m just not a big thriller reader, so books like this take awhile for me to get to. I thought the cover gives off fall vibes, though.

Eggs Definitely a slow burn but good 1y
Texreader I bailed on this one. I see @Eggs comment and agree with the “slow burn.” I guess I never got to the good part. 😬 1y
FlowerFairy Just completed the second book last night. Such a wonderful series! 1y
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Mogoeg
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I can‘t believe I hadn‘t read this one yet! I liked it a lot & it kept me guessing most of the way through. French is a beautiful writer, & her descriptions of childhood are evocative, but I agree with the reviews that note she could use a more ruthless editor - it does drag a bit in the middle.

On reflection, I think I enjoyed The Likeness more, even though it‘s wildly implausible, but then I‘m a sucker for anything in the dark academia genre!

Susanita The Likeness is my favorite. 1y
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kbibliophilific
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First book from this author. Anyone read?! Looks good! ☺️

aperfectmjk I'm sad to report I had a very hard time with this one. I could not get into it. It was a slow burn for me. I know a lot of others loved it though. 1y
kbibliophilific Ok…..the prologue had me checked out lol but the story has even decent so far but I was just pages in before I fell asleep. Will see how I feel later on. Appreciate all feedback!! 😘 1y
kbibliophilific I couldn‘t stay focused on the story. I think it could potentially get better but it wasn‘t grabbing me like I need to be grabbed, so I might (or might not) come back to this in the future. 1y
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stepharoo
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After giving up on two books in a row, I'm now nicely settling into this, my third Tana French read.

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Cazxxx
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Pickpick

In between a pick and so so mainly because it was so long winded and I just wanted the plot to move along!

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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ A child disappears and her body is found. The hunt is on for her killer. One of the investigators has his own secret...

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Ozbradster
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Mehso-so

I wanted to love it but found it a little long in the tooth. Found myself skimming forward over descriptions of how the main character was feeling to the conversations to push the plot along. I would recommend it though to anyone who likes police procedurals. The interviews were very well done.

Jas16 Sorry you didn‘t love it! I do think the books in the series get better but I loved this one so you might not want to listen to me. 2y
Ozbradster I‘ll give the next one a go. 😀 2y
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rather_be_reading
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Mehso-so

#unpopular opinion. Way too wordy and I predicted almost everything. I wouldve bailed but everyone said it was a great book. To be honest, the beginning story of the missing kids was more interesting than the murder that was the plot.

GloVerdino Same! I did not like this but kept reading because other people love it 2y
rather_be_reading @GloVerdino sounds like we shudve went with our own instincts 2y
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rather_be_reading
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Kindle died so I got the paperback out. Fitting in some time while dinner cooks.

susurran I'm glad I'm not the only one who occasionally has both Kindle and print copies of books. I love reading a heavy, beautifully-printed hardback, or cracking the spine of a chonky airport-carousel paperback, but when I can't get enough light on the page or I really want to blast through a book with continuous scrolling turned on it's Kindle All the Way. 2y
rather_be_reading @susurran agreed to everything u said!! 2y
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rather_be_reading
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Hubby watches bball; I read. Win Win.

Graywacke (More like a slaughter...on that tv...well for us KU fans 🙂😕) 2y
Leftcoastzen Are you rooting for the University of Spoiled Children? 2y
canbku Really rough game. Not our year. Loved that book, though. It's the only Tana French I've read so far 2y
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rather_be_reading @Graywacke haha it sure was! 2y
rather_be_reading @Leftcoastzen lmao! yes my husband likes them 2y
rather_be_reading @canbku so good so far! 2y
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Book 47

Jennifer3 Loved that one! 2y
Cathythoughts This is a good one ❤️👍🏻 2y
CharismaRaven13 I read it a while ago and I just couldn‘t get into it. 2y
rather_be_reading @CharismaRaven13 it is a bit wordy 2y
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Eggs
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TheKidUpstairs 💚☘💚🍀💚☘💚🍀💚☘💚🍀 2y
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GatheringBooks
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#LitsySpringBreak Day 17: Naturally, I had to read a book from #Ireland while I was in #Ireland (Dublin, specifically) back in 2018. Wrote about it here: https://gatheringbooks.org/2019/01/22/photo-journal-84/

TheKidUpstairs 💚🍀💚☘💚🍀💚☘ 2y
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Wildly_Bookish
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Mehso-so

Finally finished In The Woods, by Tana French after a week. (And I usually finish a book in a day or two)

⭐⭐⭐

For me, this book lost a star because it seemed to go on much longer than necessary and I was left with questions. Plus another because I'm a sucker for a happy ending and this didn't give me even a smidgen of that. But the writing was beautiful and I was intrigued enough to finish it.

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Wildly_Bookish
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Reading this for my #IRL #bookclub #everythingbutselfhelp before our meeting next week! I had no idea it was a series.

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DyAnne
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“. . . I described my classmates as “a herd of mouth-breathing fucktard yokels who wade around in a miasma of cliché so thick you can practically smell the bacon and cabbage and cow shite and altar candles.” Even assuming I was having a bad day, I think this shows a certain lack of respect for cultural differences.”
This is my first Tana French. So far, so good!

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BooksCoffeeNurse
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💜✨💕📚

Tanisha_A Love that 2y
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autumn135
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Loved it!

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BooksCoffeeNurse
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Tana French is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I love her writing style. I feel like I‘m in the book! If you haven‘t, check her out. ☺️❤️📚

Jennifer3 I love her work too! 2y
Cathythoughts I love her too. Although she isn‘t everyone‘s cup of tea.. 2y
SomedayAlmost Love her! Audible has done good audiobook versions of her work, too! 2y
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eanderson She is so amazing at getting you into the book! Love her! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Welcome to the fan club! 💙 2y
ErinMiller Recently discovered her and love her as well! 2y
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BooksCoffeeNurse
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Currently reading... I‘m loving this book so far. ❤️

SomedayAlmost Classic! So good! 2y
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Ksvz
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Mehso-so

Jan 2021 - watched then read / crime drama. The series The Dublin Murders was very true to the book. Story was grizzly and the characters were flawed. Read well and the opening is just creepy.

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rsteve388
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#FirstLineFridays

"What I warn you to remember is that I am a Detective. Our Relationship with the truth is fundamental but cracked, refracting confusingly like fragmented glass"

I love thoes two sentences.

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Ozbradster
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A few of my Christmas pressies for 2020. Thanks @Jas16 for In The Woods. U know I love a good mystery!!

Jas16 That is a great haul! I hope you like it but even if you don‘t it will be fun to discuss. 2y
Ozbradster I know! Certainly a variety! Hahaha almost finished Red White and Royal Blue. So good. 2y
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rsteve388
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@AmyG you are a sweetheart! Thank you so much for this copy of Into The Woods. I am looking forward to reading it!

Thank you what a wonderful unexpected surprise for me in my mailbox, this afternoon. #LitsyLove

Bookgoil She‘s so sweet! ❤️ 2y
AmyG You live so close and it took SO long. Merry Christmas!!! 2y
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DarcysMom
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Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
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DarcysMom
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#audiowalk #hoopla #litsywalkers #dashingdecember #readathon
Best walk ever! I got to pet two dogs and I found $5!
Only one hour left in the book!

@Andrew65

Bookwormjillk Nice! 2y
Andrew65 Well done 🙌 2y
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DarcysMom
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DarcysMom
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mabell I‘m so glad to see photos of your audiowalks again! Looking forward to seeing new friends along the way 😊🐶🐴 2y
DarcysMom @mabell Thank you! I am getting back posting. It is really lovely to reconnect. ❤🧡❤💛❤ 2y
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Dcueto
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Panpan

Not a fan of this one

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sharread
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Mehso-so

This was an intense read in a way kind of depressing. The ending was shocking, but with negative vibes. It's definitely a psychological thriller.

#BookSpinBingo

@TheAromaofBooks

Texreader I had to bail. It moved so slowly for me I couldn‘t finish it. 2y
sharread @Texreader I know in the beginning I found myself skipping paragraphs it did move slow, then the ending ugh too depressing for how things are right now. 2y
Texreader @sharread Sounds like it was a good thing I bailed! Thanks for an honest review! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2y
Ast_Arslan It's in my stack from month... now I'm a little worried 😅 the plot is so promising! 2y
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Madison91
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Panpan

Someone please explain to me the hype about this book. It was so long and so whiny, and I was like that‘s alright, the ending will save it. It. Did. Not. Genuinely asking for some explanation.

Prairiegirl_reading I don‘t have the answer. I couldn‘t finish. 2y
rather_be_reading 100% AGREED! 2y
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ferskner
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Today I read one of my favorite books in a weird home-rigged four-teir hammock with my niece and a cute doggy. Ohio fall is the best.

Tanisha_A Great photograph! 2y
daisyheadmaesie Best procedural I‘ve read to date. Can‘t wait to get to The Likeness next! Have you read the rest of the series? 2y
ferskner @daisyheadmaesie just The Likeness! One of my goals last year was to read the whole thing but I didn't get there. 🤦🏻 2y
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BlueStockingReviews
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In the Woods is an amazing psychological thriller with descriptive writing and well-developed characters ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/in-the-woods

erzascarletbookgasm Love Tana French 👍 2y
Cathythoughts She‘s great ! I‘m a fan too ❤️👍🏻 2y
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bekakins
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I really enjoyed this! I was expecting a trashy crime novel and was pleasantly surprised! Beautifully written.. I look forward to reading more about the murder squad! Also another line in August's #bookspinbingo (I'm still trying to complete August's square before moving on properly... Who knows how long that will take!) @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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Madison91
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September reads but my heart is with Jane Harper 😈

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eanderson
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This series needs no introduction. Looking forward to whenever a new one comes out! #top20series #20series20days

Andrew65 I‘ve only read the first one which I found a bit long winded, really need to try book 2. 2y
eanderson @Andrew65 to be honest that‘s how I feel about the series. It‘s a lot like Nordic Noir minus all the unnecessary sexual content. Also a little shorter. I love her books for the winter for whatever reason. 2y
Cathythoughts @Andrew65 She is long winded !! I love her anyway ❤️👍🏻 ..... Witch Elm , a stand alone is my favorite of hers so far 2y
Andrew65 @Cathythoughts Will check that out. 2y
inthegreensandblues I agree that these are good winter books. I read the first two this past winter, partially on audio because they made great knitting reads! 2y
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MicheleinPhilly
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#20Series20Days #Top20Series

Love my Dublin Murder Squad and REALLY want a new entry. 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼

Cathythoughts Tana ❤️ 2y
Andrew65 Another popular choice I would imagine. 2y
swishandflick Same!! She has a new book coming in October and I was sad that it wasn't part of this series. 2y
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JackOBotts I‘ve read the first two and want to keep going! Have you watched the adaptation on Starz? I watched the first episode and though it was pretty good. 2y
MicheleinPhilly @JackOBotts I have watched it. I enjoyed it but thought they made a mistake incorporating the first 2 books into a single season. 2y
TrishB I never got into this one, have read 3 but know I‘m not a fan now. 2y
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB Interesting. What is it about them you don‘t like? 2y
valeriegeary Yes!!! Me too!! 🙌🏻 Tana can do no wrong! 😂 2y
TrishB I‘m not really sure. The writing didn‘t click for me and I didn‘t get invested in anyone in any of the books. And 3 is one more than I usually give an author because everyone loved them so much. Guess I‘ll just have to put up with all my other series! 2y
JackOBotts @MicheleinPhilly - That‘s a bummer. I‘m sure there was a lot they‘ll cut from the novels to squeeze both books in. at the very least, I‘m intrigued to see how they do it. I like how each book builds off a “minor” character from the book prior. 2y
Nute One day hopefully soon! 2y
Reviewsbylola I still need to read her standalone book but I adore this series! 2y
MicheleinPhilly @Reviewsbylola Me too. I‘ve been holding on to it for entirely too long. Now that I know we‘re getting a new book this fall, I can finally read it. 🤪 2y
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Bookwormjillk
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I really enjoyed this mystery about a detective who ends up on a case related to something that happened to him as a child. Can‘t wait to read more in this series.

MyNamesParadise The series is excellent! Tana French is so good! The next book in the series is The Likeness. Faithful Place, which is the third in the series was my favorite. I‘ve only read the first four out of six though. Just love her writing! 2y
Bookwormjillk @MyNamesParadise I‘m really enjoying it so far! As soon as I finished this one I reserved the next from the library. 2y
MyNamesParadise @Bookwormjillk that‘s good! They‘re just so well-written! Hope you enjoy the rest! 2y
CaramelLunacy I really enjoyed this one, but it drove me absolutely crazy 2y
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From the first mystery at the beginning I was hooked. I stayed hooked until about 3/4 and it started tapering off. I kind of figured out who it was when she was acting so odd but then..the kicker. The ending. Wtf. Just lure us in with this great mystery then “haha jk” and never solve it??? That made me furious. TG I‘ve tried other books of hers and liked them or I wouldn‘t have read more from her. Great until the ending.

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Jas16
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I finished this days ago and cannot stop thinking about how good it was which does not bode well for my desire to refrain from buying more books. I want to read the next in the series immediately! Rob Ryan and his two best friends went into the woods as children and only Rob came out. Now he is back in his hometown investigating the murder of a girl in the same woods. I found Rob rather unlikeable but I was still pulling for him the entire way.

Jee_HookedOnBookz One of the reasons I try not to read series! 😅 Glad you enjoyed this :) 2y
Jas16 @Jee_HookedOnBookz You would think I‘d have learned by now! 2y
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Tracyantoon
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I have been slowly taking the police procedural books off my TBR because my tastes have changed. But this book... geez. It got me. And didn‘t let go. For 20 hours of audio. I think because it was just as much about the characters as it was about the mystery. Loved the characters. That Ms. French certainly knows what she‘s doing. I already have The Likeness on my shelf (Thanks @TerriGreen ) and can‘t wait to get into that one! 4⭐️

bookishkai I loved In The Woods, and I loved The Likeness even more! Such good writing, such subtlety, such characterization. Enjoy, I wish I could read both again for the first time. 2y
TerriGreen I loved this book!! Loved the flawed characters. 2y
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