#BookReview: In A Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

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Someone's getting married. Someone's getting murdered.

In a dark, dark wood

Nora hasn't seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back.

There was a dark, dark house

Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen do arrives. Is this a chance for Nora to finally put her past behind her?

And in the dark, dark house there was a dark, dark room

But something goes wrong. Very wrong.

And in the dark, dark room....

Some things can’t stay secret for ever.


My Thoughts

Definitely one of the best books I’ve read this year. I was hooked since the first page and couldn’t put it down. It was a back and forward between the past and the present to reveal the reason why everything fallen apart.

Nora is a crime mystery writer, who suddenly find herself been invited to the bachelorette (hen) of her former high school best friend that she hasn’t see in several years. She got locked in a crystal house surrender by woods, woods and more woods with a recently first time mom, an over the top play writer, a dark humored doctor, Claire’s new perfectionist best friend and Claire, herself. But then her past resurface once more to challenge her and most likely to turn this bachelorette into a deadly end.
“There was something strangely naked about it, like we were on a stage set, playing our parts to an audience of eyes out there in the wood.”

I love this book soooo much, it was so entertaining, page turner, and it never let me to put it down because I was so urged to know how would end it all, who was behind the murder and why. I have to admit that yes, it doesn’t have things that seem like cliché to me, but at the same time I need to prize Ruth Ware because even so, she did an amazing job make it so interesting and left me feeling really happy with the result. I think that what I like the most is the fact that the author achieve that each character was a suspect, I thought that even when could or couldn’t be a really motive behind it, not matter who was the attendance, he or she may have been the killer and it would have worked out perfectly.

In conclusion, I think it was a perfect way to start getting involved into the crime fiction. I read some reviews where it says not to read it with the light off, I was almost in the middle of it, and was thinking those were just baffling thoughts but then, I was like “why I’m reading this at this time of the night”; my sister was sleeping so I just could turn on the lights or even the TV to have some lighting. But It was a really good book that engage the reader until the very beginning, presenting toxic friendships, hearts problems, a bunch of unlikely characters and a network of deceit that would make you wonder for each step you make.

About The Author
Ruth Ware 1 c Ollie Grove lo resRuth Ware grew up in Sussex, on the south coast of England. After graduating from Manchester University she moved to Paris, before settling in North London. She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language and a press officer. She is married with two small children, and In a Dark, Dark Wood is her début thriller.



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