Tana French's IN THE WOODS is a terrific debut . . . French's psychological insights into the damaged policeman's torment combine grippingly with the clammy atmosphere that surrounds the lethal woods. As an example of a novel in which the past returns to haunt the present, this scores very high marks.
An intricate and edgy top-notch psychological thriller.
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 compellingly complex case with nuanced characters and a richly detailed sense of place
"Police procedures, psychological thrills and gothic romance beautifully woven into one stunning story''
French expertly walks the line between police procedurial and psychological thriller in her debut.
Claustrophobic, conversational, clever and beautifully written
Praise for IN THE WOODS
paints a vivid, gritty picture
riveting... hugely satisfying
Lyrical and haunting