Aug 15, 2013

September 2013

 The Mystery Book Discussion Group will meet at the Middlebury Public Library on Thursday, September 5th at 6:00 pm to discuss In the Woods by Tana French. Books are available at the library. Please call the library at 203-758-2634 or e-mail Joan Arnold at for more information. All are welcome!



Book Description:


In The Woods has won several awards for being a best first novel. The plot of the story circles around the murder of a twelve year old girl, Katy Devlin, whose case Rob and his partner Cassie Maddox are assigned to investigate. Twenty years prior to the novel's events, twelve year old Adam and his two best friends failed to come home after playing in the same woods. Adam is found shivering, clawing the bark of a nearby tree, with blood on his shoes and slash marks on his back. He is unable to tell them what happened or where his friends are. They are never found and his amnesia holds to the present day. He now goes by his middle name, Rob, to avoid media attention and is a detective. The same detective is now investigating this crime.


Katy’s murder takes the detectives along many lines of investigation. Her death might be related to her father’s protests against a new motorway meant to go straight through a dig site, one of the students on the dig might have attacked her, or it might be related to the fact that Katy might have been abused by her father or someone else in the family.