I LOVE LOVE LOVE Halloween! I don't know what it is about it, but I love it. I love all the decorations and the eeriness and the pumpkins...everything! So, for October's book I thought we'd try something a bit spooky! 'In the Woods' by Tana French sounds like it will be just the right dose of creepy goodness to see us through the month!
Here's a quick description of the book:
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.Richly atmospheric and stunning in its complexity, In the Woods is utterly convincing and surprising to the end.
Let me know in the comments below if you'll be reading along with me! And be sure to comment below with your thoughts when you've finished the book!