In the Woods - Tana French I learned some surprising things about myself while reading this. For one thing, I learned that I can deal with the seriously flawed rogue cop better than one who is just plain flawed.

This is very much a character study. The mystery is well plotted, though obvious. The psychology of the characters, though, is what makes this book shine. They feel quite real, even if we don't know anyone like them.

The descriptions of childhood were so poignant that I felt as though I had lived those same memories. Really evocative writing.

I recommend this book, but be aware that the ending is not the traditional wrap-up, and is rather unhappy.