In a Dark, Dark Wood

Posted May 23, 2017 by Books & Alochol Girls in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

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In a Dark, Dark Wood
Ruth Ware
Gallery/Scout Press
August 4,2015
354

AUTHOR OF THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

An NPR Best Book of the Year, 2015

A ShelfAwareness Best Book of the Year, 2015

An Entertainment Weekly Summer Books Pick

A Buzzfeed “31 Books to Get Excited About this Summer” Pick

A Publishers Weekly “Top Ten Mysteries and Thrillers” Pick

A BookReporter Summer Reading Pick

A New York Post “Best Novels to Read this Summer” Pick

A Shelf Awareness “Book Expo America 2015 Buzz Book” Pick

What should be a cozy and fun-filled weekend deep in the English countryside takes a sinister turn in Ruth Ware’s suspenseful, compulsive, and darkly twisted psychological thriller.

Leonora, known to some as Lee and others as Nora, is a reclusive crime writer, unwilling to leave her “nest” of an apartment unless it is absolutely necessary. When a friend she hasn’t seen or spoken to in years unexpectedly invites Nora (Lee?) to a weekend away in an eerie glass house deep in the English countryside, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. Forty-eight hours later, she wakes up in a hospital bed injured but alive, with the knowledge that someone is dead. Wondering not “what happened?” but “what have I done?”, Nora (Lee?) tries to piece together the events of the past weekend. Working to uncover secrets, reveal motives, and find answers, Nora (Lee?) must revisit parts of herself that she would much rather leave buried where they belong: in the past.

In the tradition of Paula Hawkins's instant New York Times bestseller The Girl On the Train and S. J. Watson’s riveting national sensation Before I Go To Sleep, this gripping literary debut from UK novelist Ruth Ware will leave you on the edge of your seat through the very last page.

This is a tale of two friends that have lost touch over the years, 10 years.  So when Clare invites Nora to her hen night (bachelorette party), it is quite unusual.  Her and Nora were child hood friends, you know the friend you wanted to be more like, better hair, parents, clothes, that was Clare, perfection.  Nora is surprised to get the invite at all, her other friend from school gets invited also, so they make a pact to go together.  What the other friend and the other hen attendees do not know, is why they lost touch, there something that Nora does not want anyone to know.

The hen night turns into secrets getting exposed, life altering changes, and murder.  With the maid of honor at the top of the short suspect list, things are not what they seem. People change over ten years and others never change at all.  Great story writing by Ruth Ware, with plot twists and a jaw dropping ending.  Was very excited to hear that Reese Witherspoon is making this into a movie, I’ll be first in line. 4Stars! 

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