After much deliberation, I have decided that this will be my next read. It‘s been chillin‘ on my shelf for months, just waiting for it‘s time to shine...
Who has two thumbs and is reading a #14books14weeks book while sipping Prosecco in Piazza Bellini? This girl.
Read for JHU project. I appreciate mysteries, especially psychological ones, but this just didn't do it for me. Rob Ryan survives the disappearance of his two best friends as a child, and then has to investigate a child murder in the same location 20 years later. Most interesting part was the protest of a motorway being built over an archaeological site.
Thanks for hosting #14Books14Weeks, @TheHeartlandBookFairy ! I‘ve pulled my stack, this is all in addition to my regular reading so the chances of me finishing are about 20% but I‘m gonna give it my best shot 😊
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ French is a slow-burn expert. I‘m not usually one for thrillers/mysteries, but when the writing is this solid, I‘m all in. Her characters are well-fleshed & believable; the atmospheric setting is easy to visualize. I was there residing in the Knocknaree wood, totally creeped out. This crime within a crime creates the right amount of speculation & distrust. I disagree with those not satisfied with the outcome. It was just right.
I think I enjoyed this. An unusually reflective, verbose and I think decidedly unreliable police officer as the narrator had me hooked once I pushed through the style as did the mystery within a mystery. I guess I am just left a bit unsatisfied with closure. For those of you who have was the series will I ever get that closure and if so how many do I need to read please?
Just started this one! I hope it lives up to the hype.
The 5 year old and I are grabbing a few pages while the 6 year old (almost 7 😭) practices soccer. It‘s a beautiful evening in middle Tennessee! ☀️ #raisingreaders
I was so excited to read this one, it has been on my list to read for so long. I‘ve heard so many amazing things about it. It‘s on virtually every thriller/mystery list I‘ve ever seen and everyone seems to love it. So, imagine my disappointment when I finished it and the beginning that got me hooked was never even explained or readdressed after the new case was solved. Then add in that it was a very obvious ending, this book really let me down.
This is a book that started off slow and there are times when I wonder what are the purposes of those lengthy descriptions. But believe me, it will all make sense towards the end. Unlike most crime thrillers which are mostly adreline-pumping sprints to find the perpretrator, this book is a slow-burn and very much character-driven, which makes it all the more addictive.
A 12 year old girl is found dead in the woods bordering her home in Ireland. Twenty- two years before,three 12 year olds entered the same woods, and only one returned. That boy,Rob,is now a detective and working on this new case. Yes, this is a murder mystery, but it also is about the relationship between Rob and his partner Cassie. There is a thin line between a working relationship and a friendship. #booked2019 #femaledetective
“Nature & books belong to the eyes that see them.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
(This is my husband up in a tree this afternoon. He‘s cute. 💕)
It feels appropriate to finish this on St. Patrick‘s Day.
I appreciate that the resolution wasn‘t tidy and perfect: questions remain unanswered, which feels more true to life. Ryan is an unreliable narrator, which we know from the opening lines...and I‘m okay with that, though I know it can irk others.
I‘m glad I started with the first book in the DMS series, especially since we see more of Maddox in The Likeness.
Enjoying this book and it‘s dual storylines. I think I may know where it‘s headed, but am not getting ahead of myself. 🤔
#audiowalk at Valley Forge just before the snow arrived. I saw this on top of a hill, and walked over to investigate. Used during the Revolutionary War as a lookout. #tall #litsywalkers #litsywalkersbingo
First time out for an #audiowalk in a few days. Finally decided to brave the wind and cold! Assuming the initials #stampedinconcrete belong to the children who live in the house, but who knows? Could be the initials of the cement pourers! #litsywalkers #litsywalkersbingo
Help! I‘ve hit a major reading slump!!!!! I think this book is part of the problem, I can‘t read more than few pages without getting bored. I think I need a new suggestion for Female Detective for #booked2019 , but part of the problem is.. I don‘t usually like detective centered books. I‘m bummed because this and The Secret Place have both been on my shelf for years and I wanted to enjoy them!
So I finally finished my first book of #booked2019 -set in 🇮🇪. I think it was a mistake to listen to it on audio because I can honestly say it was the worst narrator I have ever heard. The book itself kept me intrigued even though I found the main characters somewhat unlikable. But the ending... the ending drove me nuts! It was a non ending that left a lot of lose ends. I will still read the next book though as I hear they get better.
This delicious mystery was just the thing to curl up with when I couldn‘t sleep the last few really chilly winter nights. I‘ll definitely be reading more Tana French! #booked2019 #booked2019winter #setinireland #litsyAtoZ #letterI #I
#musicalNewYear #mysteriousways Sorry, I diasappeared in the Wicklow mountains on our road trip- no phone coverage - I did finish tagged book about the mysterious disappearance of children in the woods in Dublin & Really enjoyed the writing 👍🏻. Look at this beautiful golden retriever who lived in our hotel , like a spirit animal. At our next part of holls now & back on phone ... good to be back on Litsy 😘