Detective and mystery thrillers are often captivating to read, but the stories themselves are never memorable: who did what to who and how did it end? A few months later I’ve forgotten it all — and in this respect ‘Into the Woods’ by Tana French is no different — yet beside the story itself, there’s so much chit-chat, camaraderie and *life* that it makes this book very worthwhile. Scenes from childhood summers and dark nights from alive, and the book is filled with tiny observations that make you snicker or think further.
“Maybe she, like me, would have loved the tiny details and the inconveniences are even more dearly than the wonders, because they are the things that prove you belong.”
This book doesn’t make you smarter, but it may make you a more enjoyable person. At least it made my time more enjoyable.