Magic and Intrigue-- Prospero, a wizard, is the rightful Duke of Milan, but his brother, in league with the King, had deposed him and set him adrift with his 3-year-old daughter Miranda 12 years earlier. Through his mystical arts Prospero divines that his brother is on a ship passing close by. Prospero raises a tempest and drives his brother's ship toward the island and puts in motion a plan to restore his daughter to her rightful place. Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange.
Tana French's In The Woods was one of the first "thriller" books I've read in long time and woo-eee! It was a thrill! A mystery within a mystery, a who-done-it, and all with some nods to Ireland and Irish culture. I'm hooked! Not to mention, there are many morey books after this dark debut. It was hard to put down, and hard to read at night.