In the Woods - Dublin Murder Squad (Paperback)
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In the Woods - Dublin Murder Squad (Paperback)

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Paperback 608 Pages / Published: 28/03/2013
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One of the most chilling police procedurals of recent years and the first instalment of French’s Dublin Murder Squad series, In the Woods weaves an ineffably creepy tale of buried secrets and childhood trauma into a sharply plotted mystery novel.

The inspiration for the major new BBC drama series Dublin Murders

When he was twelve years old, Adam Ryan went playing in the woods with his two best friends. He never saw them again. Their bodies were never found, and Adam himself was discovered with his back pressed against an oak tree and his shoes filled with blood. He had no memory of what had happened.

Twenty years on, Rob Ryan - the child who came back - is a detective in the Dublin police force. He's changed his name. No one knows about his past. Then a little girl's body is found at the site of the old tragedy and Rob is drawn back into the mystery. Knowing that he would be thrown off the case if his past were revealed, Rob takes a fateful decision to keep quiet but hope that he might also solve the twenty-year-old mystery of the woods.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781444758344
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 413 g
Dimensions: 194 x 128 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Sharply written and insidiously creepy, this is a mesmerising read that grabs hold of the reader from the very first page and doesn't let go until well past two in the morning.' - The Times

'This is a wonderfully assured and beautifully written debut novel, a multilayered psychological thriller that digs beneath the surface of ordinary lives and delivers excitement and insight in large helpings.' - Irish Independent

'Lyrical and haunting.' - Scotland on Sunday

'A splendid, page-turning debut.' - She

'A rich multi-layered thriller.' - Choice

'An intricate and edgy top-notch psychological thriller.' - Woman and Home 

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“In the Woods”

A thoroughly enjoyable and well written debut novel, In The Woods stands out from many other crime novels as not all the loose ends are wrapped up and the main characters are not the typical detectives that continue... More

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“In the Woods”

An atmospheric and intriguing read!As the sole survivor of crime in which two of his childhood friends disappeared, supposed dead, the policeman in this novel finds himself investigating a murder in the same woods as... More

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