53 pages 1 hour read

Tana French

In the Woods

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2007

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Chapters 14-17Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Chapter 14 Summary

The next day, Rob and Cassie call Jonathan in for questioning. They spread crime scene images all around the interview room, hoping this will spark a confession. As they wait for Jonathan to arrive, they focus on Sam’s investigation.

Sam has brought in Terence Andrews as a possible suspect. Andrews is accompanied by his lawyer, and he has an alibi for the night of Katy’s death. Sam wants him to participate in a voice line-up to determine if he made the anonymous phone calls to Jonathan. Cassie and Rob advise scheduling the line-up for the following day when Andrews will be forced to cross paths with Jonathan.

Later, when Jonathan arrives, Rob and Cassie tell him they have evidence linking the disappearances in 1984 to Katy’s murder. They think it’s probably the same killer. Jonathan has a motive because he knew the three kids in the woods witnessed Sandra’s rape. They suggest that Jonathan wanted to silence them. He denies it.

They switch to the subject of Katy’s unexplained gastric episodes. Cassie suggests that someone in the Devlin household was deliberately poisoning her. Jonathan becomes hostile and says he would never do such a thing.