My sister was actually loaned In the Woods by Tana French by our cousin Chase, but I stole it and read it first…oops!
Let me just say, after reading books on my Kindle, it was kind of weird to switch back to a real book! I found myself annoyed that I had to leave the light on while I read in bed and actually had to turn the page. I know…you’re rolling your eyes at me right now and I totally understand. I’m rolling my eyes too!
Going from “Mockingjay” to “In the Woods” was quite a change. The writing was at a much more mature level and because this story takes place in Ireland there are quite a few colloquialisms that you have to get used to.
From the beginning the action in this story takes off. As I first started reading this book, I couldn’t help but think of the Lovely Bones. Because of the fact that this book starts off with two children who vanish under rather peculiar circumstances and the lack of answers surrounding their disappearance is a constant presence in this story.
One of the things I liked the most about this book , was I didn’t figure out “who done it.” It seems like in most mysteries at some point I figure it out, and then I’m just reading to see how the author gets to the end. But with this book, French does a great job with twists and turns to keep you guessing and interested in the story, so she definitely gets two thumbs up from me!
I can’t wait to read the next book and see what happens with the main characters, Cassie and Rob and to find out if the author ever reveals what happened to those two children who went missing in the woods…