paints a vivid, gritty picture
Claustrophobic, conversational, clever and beautifully written
riveting... hugely satisfying
An intricate and edgy top-notch psychological thriller.
"Police procedures, psychological thrills and gothic romance beautifully woven into one stunning story''
Praise for IN THE WOODS
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.
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 compellingly complex case with nuanced characters and a richly detailed sense of place
French expertly walks the line between police procedurial and psychological thriller in her debut.