The Wellington Square Bookshop meets this afternoon from 2-4pm and tomorrow evening from 7-9pm to discus Earnest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast. Please join us for a lively discussion with either group.
Next months WSB Bookclub selection will be a mystery, Tana French’sIn The Woods.
In The Woods was the Winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.
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 shoes, 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 with chilling links to that long-ago disappearance. Now, with only snippets of buried memories to guide him, Rob has the chance to unravel both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past.
‘Ambitious and extraordinary.’ Washington Post
‘The book’s plot and pacing are rock-solid, but its tender characterizations – particularly the deepening relationship between Ryan and his brainy, tough female partner – are what set it apart. Strong stuff.’ Seattle Times
‘Like an explorer discovering a whole new territory, a reviewer coming upon a brilliant first novel feels the thrill of discovery, and so I did with In the Woods. This engrossing story is told by a young policeman… The interplay between detective partners, the portrayal of the people involved, the atmosphere of tension and suspicion is skilfully described while the reader’s attention is tightened and slackened with a masterly hand.’ Literary Review
We will meet on July 18 (2-4pm) or July 19 (7-9pm).