Sharply written and insidiously creepy, this is a mesmerising read that grabs hold of the reader from the very first page and doesn't let go until well past two in the morning.
This is a wonderfully assured and beautifully written debut novel, a multilayered psychological thriller that digs beneath the surface of ordinary lives and delivers excitement and insight in large helpings.
Lyrical and haunting
A real show-stopper of a thriller . . . Author tightens the tension slowly until squealing point; Ryan's increasingly taut relationship with Maddox is woven cunningly around the crime plot. A splendid, page-turning debut.
A rich multi-layered thriller
This is a real treat for Christmas. In the Woods is a classic murder mystery with plenty of twists and macabre detail. This is Tana French's debut and it's startlingly accomplished . . . French writes beautifully and is far from lazy when it comes to sprinkling clues and red herrings and developing the characters.
An intricate and edgy top-notch psychological thriller.
The most intricately plotted, beautifully written and psychologically acute examples of the genre that you will find. French is a delicate builder of characters' interior worlds, a precise mapper of the endlessly fascinating convolutions of both ordinary and murderous minds . . . Slick, sophisticated - and a fine one to devour as the nights draw in . . . if it stirs in you the urge to devour the French originals, too, I promise you will find something even more richly delicious there.
An empathetic psychological thriller that hammers home the fact that time cannot heal all wounds
Dublin Murders leaves an uneasy feeling behind . . . As screenwriter Sarah Phelps put it, Dublin Murders travels "into the darkness of how our imaginations are formed, and how we tell each other stories and why we tell each other stories."