Book Review: In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

This is one of those books that should come with a warning of extreme intrigue. I could not stop reading it once I had started.

Nora, a crime fiction author, 26 years old is invited to a hen do of a school friend she has not seen in 10 years. Despite her apprehension she accepts the invitation to an uncomfortable gathering that ends in bloodshed and the revelation of a decade old deception.

There are writers and then there are talented storytellers and this author falls into the latter category. It was very easy, quite early on, to get a handle on the characters and form strong bonds and reactions to them, so much so, I was sorry when I reached the end of the book.

The plausibility of the story gave it that added chill factor that I loved and the sheer malice underlying the plot was superbly unravelled and stayed with me long after. Psychological thrillers don’t get much better than this.

I definitely will be looking into more books from this author in future.

Links To Book:
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Goodreads

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7 thoughts on “Book Review: In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

  1. How good is this book?! Hands down my favourite thriller of 2015. I thought it might be a bit lame with the whole ‘Someone’s getting married, someone’s getting murdered’ tagline. But it’s smart, taut and suspenseful. I’m excited for Ware’s next book too!

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