In the Woods

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In the Woods by Tana French takes place in a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984. There were three children who went in the woods to play. When their mothers begin to call them to tell them to come home none of the children answered the call. When the police came, they find only one out of the three children holding on a tree trunk in terror, sneakers are filled with blood, and is not able to remember any details of what happened earlier in the day. The boy the police found was Adam Ryan. Twenty years later, he became a detective and changed his name to Rob Ryan. He is part of the Dublin Murder Squad and he keeps his past a secret from everyone. But there was a twelve-year-old little girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and his partner Detective Cassie Maddox are investigating the case. He realizes that it is like his past and that the case was unsolved. In order to solve this case Detective Ryan has to recover some memories to guide him to uncover the little girl’s murder and his own shadowy past. If I have to choose which character I admired the most it would be Detective Ryan. He has been through so much that I don’t think I can even handle it through my whole life. The first thing that I admired him is when he was a little kid he lost his two friends and he was the only who survived. “… a policeman with a torch found Adam Ryan in a densely wooded area near the center of the wood, standing with his back and palms pressed against a large oak tree. His fingernails were digging into the trunk so deeply that they had broken off in the wood.” (p. 5) I am really impressed that he didn’t run away when the policeman called. But I am super surprised that when people were calling for his name he didn’t yell out. If I were him I would screamed for my dear life to tell them that I’m here. But I also understand that Adam Ryan might not want to make any noise just in case the killer is close or chased after him. But I’m glad he grew up to be...
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