‘Dublin Murders’ Review: When Echoes of Childhood Trauma Become Screams
Published on Nov 11, 2019
There is a lot of water imagery in “Dublin Murders,” from the perpetual Irish rain to shots of the Irish Sea. It’s atmospheric, but it also serves a bigger purpose: a reminder that far off ripples can expand into devastating waves.
Based on the first two novels in Tana French’s bestselling and Edgar Award-winning Dublin Murder Squad series, “In the Woods” and “The Likeness,” “Dublin Murders” is, on the surface, about two homicide detectives, Rob Reilly (Killian Scott) and Cassie Maddox (Sarah Greene), trying to solve the murder of a young girl whose body was found ritually posed at an archaeological dig in the woods. In was in these same woods 20 years earlier where two children disappeared, leaving behind their friend who was found hugging a tree and screaming, wearing ripped clothes and shoes filled with another child’s blood.
There are other complications to this visceral set-up — and in “Dublin Murders,
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Author: Ann Donahue