GoodReads Monday

This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. It is now being hosted by Budget Tales Book Blog. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up in a few days, I decided to go with an Irish theme this week. So I combed through my lists looking either for an Irish author or a book set in Ireland. I was pretty happy that I found a book that was both!

In The Woods (Dublin Murder Squad #1) by Tana French

Publication Date: March 2007

Summary from Goodreads:

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. He is 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 12-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.

After reading a couple of Tana French’s books last year, and really enjoying them, I got interested in her other books. This one is her debut and the reviews are quite good for it. I may dive into this one pretty soon as I always love a good mystery and especially ones set in other countries.

Have you read any of Tana French’s books? Do you have any Irish themed books to read this month?

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