In the Woods by Tana French
Detectives Rob Ryan and Cassie Maddox are called to an archaeological site in a Dublin suburb to investigate the murder of a young girl. The detectives are aware of the similarities between this recent murder and the disappearance of two children from the woods twenty years before. In fact, the detectives have more information than anyone because they have access to the old files and the few memories Rob Ryan, who went by the name of Adam twenty years prior. Because Adam was the third child who went in the woods that day and the only that came back out.
This is a wonderful mystery with a horrifying twist. Fans of any type of mystery, thriller or suspense novel will find something to like here. The characters are well developed, the mystery is intriguing and the pacing is quick. One warning though, if you want your ending all tied up with a bow, this may not be the read for you. If you like being left guessing, don’t skip this one.
I read a few reviews of her next book, The Likeness, which said it was better than this one. I have a hard time believing that, so that book is now on my to-be-read shelf.