Dublin Murder Squad

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,108 ratings

In the Woods Summary

When he was twelve years old, Adam Ryan went playing in the woods one day with his two best friends. He never saw them again. Their bodies were never found, and Adam himself was discovered with his back pressed against an oak tree and his shoes filled with blood. He had no memory of what had happened. Twenty years on, Rob Ryan - the child who came back - is a detective in the Dublin police force. He's changed his name. No one knows about his past. Then a little girl's body is found at the site of the old tragedy and Rob is drawn back into the mystery. Knowing that he would be thrown off the case if his past were revealed, Rob takes a fateful decision to keep quiet but hope that he might also solve the twenty-year-old mystery of the woods.

©2007 Tana French (P)2008 Oakhill Publishing
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  • Book 1

    • In the Woods

    • By: Tana French
    • Narrated by: John McCormack
    • Length: 18 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 356
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 293
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 293

    When he was twelve years old, Adam Ryan went playing in the woods one day with his two best friends. He never saw them again. Their bodies were never found, and Adam himself was discovered with his back pressed against an oak tree and his shoes filled with blood. He had no memory of what had happened. Twenty years on, Rob Ryan - the child who came back - is a detective in the Dublin police force. He's changed his name. No one knows about his past.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Strange & pointless

    • By Carol on 19-10-14

    Regular price: £12.99

  • Book 2

    • The Likeness

    • Dublin Murder Squad, Book 2
    • By: Tana French
    • Narrated by: Grainne Gillis
    • Length: 21 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 194

    Still traumatised by her brush with a psychopath, Detective Cassie Maddox transfers out of the murder squad and starts a relationship with fellow detective Sam O'Neill. When he calls her to the scene of his new case, she is shocked to find that the murdered girl is her double. What's more, her ID shows she is Lexie Madison - the identity Cassie used years ago as an undercover detective.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I sewed us together at the edges with my own hands

    • By Wras on 04-12-16

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 3

    • Faithful Place

    • By: Tana French
    • Narrated by: Gerry O'Brien
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254

    The course of Frank Mackey's life was set by one defining moment when he was 19. The moment his girlfriend, Rosie Daly, failed to turn up for their rendezvous in Faithful Place, failed to run away with him to London as they had planned. Frank never heard from her again. Twenty years on, Frank is still in Dublin, working as an undercover cop. He's cut all ties with his dysfunctional family. Until his sister calls to say that Rosie's suitcase has been found....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous

    • By s.e.ryder on 04-06-12

    Regular price: £12.99

  • Book 4

    • Broken Harbour

    • By: Tana French
    • Narrated by: Hugh Lee
    • Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 661
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 460
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 457

    In Broken Harbour, a ghost estate outside Dublin - half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned - two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder squad's star detective. At first he and his rookie partner, Richie, think this is a simple one: Pat Spain was a casualty of the recession, so he killed his children, tried to kill his wife Jenny, and finished off with himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not A Run of the Mill Murder Mystery

    • By Linda on 27-08-12

    Regular price: £12.99

  • Book 5

    • The Secret Place

    • By: Tana French
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan, Lara Hutchinson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 232

    The photo shows a boy who was murdered a year ago.The caption says, "I know who killed him". Detective Stephen Moran hasn't seen Holly Mackey since she was a nine-year-old witness to the events of Faithful Place. Now she's 16 and she's shown up outside his squad room, with a photograph and a story. Even in her exclusive boarding school, in the graceful golden world that Stephen has always longed for, bad things happen and people have secrets.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great read

    • By Odilon on 13-10-14

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 6

    • The Trespasser

    • Dublin Murder Squad 6
    • By: Tana French
    • Narrated by: Hilda Fay
    • Length: 20 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260

    Antoinette Conway, the tough, abrasive detective from The Secret Place, is still on the Murder Squad, but only just. She's partnered up with Stephen Moran now, and that's going well - but the rest of her working life isn't. Antoinette doesn't play well with others, and there's a vicious running campaign in the squad to get rid of her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Variably engaging

    • By Kirstine on 21-02-17

    Regular price: £24.99