The Woman In The Woods – Lesley Pearse – Book Review #28

The Woman In The Woods


Fifteen-year-old Maisy Mitcham and her twin brother Duncan lose their mother to an asylum one night in 1960.

The twins are sent to their grandmother’s country house, Nightingales. Cold and distant, she leaves them to their own devices, to explore and to grow. That is until the day Duncan doesn’t come home from the woods.

With their grandmother seeming to have little interest in her grandson’s disappearance, and the police soon giving up hope, it is left to Maisy to discover the truth. And she will start with Grace Deville. A woman who lives alone in the wood, about whom rumours abound . . .

The woman in the wood

It was ok. There wasn’t much mentioned about the woman in the woods during the first half of the book and it was better when she came into it more. I like the twins and I really felt for Maisy when Duncan went missing. I think solving the murders/kidnapping etc in the middle of the book ruined it for me because even though there was a little bit more to come from the murderer, I felt like it should have been over and I should be moving on to my next book.

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  1. Kate 19th July 2017 at 10:07 pm

    I too read a book recently that left me with mixed feelings. Your review intrigues me about your book though

  2. chantelle hazelden 17th July 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Sounds like a mixed bag of a book! Thanks for sharing with #readwithme

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