The Death of Mrs. Westaway - Ruth Ware

The Death of Mrs. Westaway

By Ruth Ware

  • Release Date: 2018-05-29
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 998 Ratings


A “perfectly executed suspense tale very much in the mode of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca” (The Washington Post) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game, and The Turn of the Key.

On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person—but also that the cold-reading skills she’s honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money.

Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased…where it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it.

Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware’s signature suspenseful style, this is a “captivating and eerie page-turner” (The Wall Street Journal) from the Agatha Christie of our time.


  • Love love love.

    By Sayre Roberts
    One of my favorite books in a while...
  • Kudos

    By Sdfrdeghfrjed
    Nice twist. One of the author’s best
  • Eh

    By SaltWaterSting
    It’s not that it was predictable- it wasn’t- not even in retrospect. Kind of Scooby Doo.
  • good story line unsatisfactory ending

    By KLCW
    the story was as dark and dramatic as a good mystery should be but it almost felt like the author just stopped and didn’t bother with an ending. Very odd,
  • Too long, a little repetitive, but mostly a good read.

    By Baodan2985
    Good premise. I enjoyed the setting and the story in general, but the main character was as mousy as she claimed not to be. Which was a little annoying. The book was long, which I normally like, except it was only long because of the unnecessary repetition. Otherwise, I liked the many twists and turns in the story. Just thought it could have been told without all the repetition. Still, I’ll read another book of hers. After reading In the Dark, Dark, Wood, I wasn’t sure I’d enjoy her books, but I did with this one. Now I’m going to read The Woman in Cabin 10. Hope it’s good!
  • Couldn’t put it down!

    By RR1153
    The twists and turns in this book made it impossible to put down! Just when you think you know where it’s going, there’s a plot twist or unforeseen event. A must read!
  • Not the woman in cabin 10

    By Discerning Reader
    I have now read The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game and The Death of Mrs Westaway, each is successively worse. Except for cabin 10, these are nothing special, just run of the mill books. Mrs Westaway in particular, I knew where it was going after 2 chapters, so very obvious. I’ll not waste anymore $ on Ruth Ware. Usually writers grow in their writing, not here!
  • Captivating Ceation

    By Reba2625
    In true “Christie” style, a well written piece that kept me guessing until the final revelation at the end.
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  • The Death of Mrs. Westaway

    By Zdriller
    Interesting plot, with good suspense but, unfortunately, an over-the-top, far-fetched ending...something all too common in mysteries and crime novels. Too bad.