THOMASTON — The Thomaston Public Library Mystery Book Club will meet on Thursday, July 11, at 11 a.m., to discuss the first book in the Dublin Murder Squad series by Tana French, In the Woods.
From the publisher:
"As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.
"Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox — his partner and closest friend — find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past.
Next month, on August 1, the book group will be discussing Andrea Camilleri's Sicilian Commissario Montalbano series. Book club members may pick any book in the series to read (23 of which have been translated into English thus far), and copies are available at the library or through interlibrary loan.
For more information, contact the library at (207) 354-2453.