In the Woods is billed as a murder mystery, but it spends less time on the case itself and more on the relationships between Rob and his coworkers and friends, especially his partner, Cassie. Rob is a self-proclaimed liar and also the narrator of the story, so there is some tension between what Rob says happened and the reactions he gets from the other characters that helps keep the reader guessing about what will happen next. He leaves little clues here and there that can point you to the right answer to the murder mystery, but even if you guess whodunnit the ending will probably still throw you for a loop. This is not a book to take to the beach with you unless you want some serious sunburn – it is almost impossible to put down!
--Alison McCarty, Callahan Branch Library
Find In the Woods in the Nassau County Public Library System catalog.