When I started listening to In the Woods, I was disappointed that the main character was not Cassie Maddox, the female detective from The Likeness. That was the first book I read (but the second in the series) from the "Dublin Murder Squad" series, by Tana French. However, I quickly warmed up to the new cast that did include Cassie in a prominent role. As well as a few more names you will recognize if you, like me, couldn't wait for the first book to be returned to the library and started with the second.
I am not going to go into great detail describing what the book is about, you can do that by reading the back cover. Suffice it to say I can highly recommend this "who dunnit" that did in fact, keep my guessing up to the very end. I will confess right now that one of my favorite parts of these books has been listening to the Irish accents and the lovely phrasing of the language. I am looking forward, with eager anticipation to finding out more about Detective Frank Mackey, the main character in #3 in the series - Faithful Place. Who also made an appearance in The Likeness. I like being introduced to characters and then being given a chance to get to know them more fully. Good idea. Good writing. Great reading.