In The Woods is the first novel in the Dublin Murder Squad series by author Tana French. Dublin detectives Roy Ryan and Cassie Maddox are called in to investigate when a twelve year old girl is found murdered on an archaeological site before a new motorway is built over it. The case is personal for Ryan because in the same woods twenty years earlier he was the only child to be found after three children disappeared. Keeping his past a secret from everyone except his partner he has a chance to solve not just the current case but uncover the truth about his past as well.
This was a gripping read, despite being on the longer end of the scale. It has a rather disturbing crime that focuses not just on the personal aspects but also on the political. Read the full review here