Its Monday and this week I’m reading, In The Woods by Tana French
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.
I’m only just about 10% into this book and its a book I’m reading for a book club I’m in and I have to say I should like it, its a murder mystery which is my favourite kind of book so I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in.
This book will be counted towards my yearly total of books to read as it doesn’t meet any of the requirements for my other challenges.
Last week I was reading, Looking for Fireworks by Holly Cavendish which I finished and have my review for you now.
What can I say about this book…its predictable from start to end. If your into chick lit then this is the book for you, if you are looking for something with a bit more depth then perhaps carry on past it even though its cover is quite eye catching.
Laney as a character was ok, I neither hated nor loved her and that I think is not great for a character. You should either love or hate the characters you are reading about its what makes them memorable.
I felt at times I was re-living my teenage years..he loves me, he loves me not etc etc !! and the book had a certain playground mentality and once is enough to have gone through the teenager thing without re-living it through the books we read I feel.
I award this book – Two Toadstools
This book was a library book so counts towards my challenge of Library Book Reading Challenge.
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Book Count totals:
Whats in a Name 6 challenge : 3/6
To Be Read Challenge : 1/12
Library Book Reading Challenge : 2/12
Total Books Read Personal Challenge 2013 : 5/12
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