I have been hearing about this book for ages, it has great reviews and it is loved. So I decide to check it out. This book a Detective Rob Ryan who is the only child who got back from the woods in the summer of 1984. The story is set in Dublin, Ireland which makes it even more compelling.
As you can predict Rob is tortured by his past and the happenings of that dreadful summer. One day he gets called into the same suburb his friends went missing to investigate a homicide of a twelve year old girl. Now that he’s back at the ‘scene of his nightmares’ he must conquer his trauma whilst working on a case in a small suburb of Dublin. He works alongside his partner Detective Cassie Maddox in order to solve this crime and find the person/people who committed it.
I love French’s writing style, it’s very rich and beautiful. She has a great way of getting into her characters’ psyche. French created a character with a troubled past who feels like a real person when reading the book. The story is good but the happenings in the novel were a bit too much for me. I didn’t like it as much as everyone else. Although I thought the book was great it wasn’t a ‘wow’ book. If you are a fan of mystery/thriller books I’d recommend it.
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