I came about Wishlist Wednesday hosted by the ever so lovely Pen to Paper. (Please check out their blog, it’s awesome).
Wishlist Wednesday is a meme that allows you to turn the spotlight on a few books that have been sitting on your get-to-eventually list for a while. Books that you dream of claiming their rightful spots on your bookshelf.
This week while browsing on the wonderful site that is Goodreads I discovered In the Woods by Tana French
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.
I simply don’t read enough thrillers and I don’t know why. Well, actually I do know why, it’s because I always go for fantasy novels and turn away from everything else. Not today. While on Goodreads I saw the cover and it captured my attention. I read the synopsis and was on the edge of my seat.
What happened in the woods in the summer of 1984? Isn’t that question driving all of you mad? I’m already brainstorming theories but I haven’t read enough thrillers for any to sound plausible. This story sounds like it will grip me from the beginning and hold me hostage until I finish it. Yes, I’m definitely looking at an all nighter here.
The only other thriller novels I’ve read are the Millenium trilogy and The Lincoln Lawyer. Both were well executed (though the Millenium trilogy could have done without the word IKEA repeated a million times) and both opened my eyes to a whole new genre. I don’t generally watch detective shows because I find them SO predictable that it takes all the fun out of watching. I thought the same would be with books but I was so incredibly wrong.
This genre, though eerie, is fascinating. It takes you inside the mind of cold-blooded killers and keeps you there in horror. I have no doubt In the Woods will cause me to check the lock on my door twice but I know the read will be worth it.
Does this book look good to you or are thrillers not really your thing? What are you wishing for this Wednesday? Share it below and happy reading!
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