In a Dark, Dark Wood - Ruth Ware

In a Dark, Dark Wood

By Ruth Ware

  • Release Date: 2015-08-04
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
4
From 1,581 Ratings

Description

*AUTHOR OF THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 and THE LYING GAME
*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 * 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 Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year * 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.

Sometimes the only thing to fear…is yourself.

When reclusive writer Leonora is invited to the English countryside for a weekend away, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. But as the first night falls, revelations unfold among friends old and new, an unnerving memory shatters Leonora’s reserve, and a haunting realization creeps in: the party is not alone in the woods.

Reviews

  • Couldn’t put it down

    5
    By Nienafefalas
    This was the first Ruth Ware book I read, and I couldn’t put it down. Once I finished it, I immediately got the first book of hers I could find at a borders. Favorite author now!
  • It was okay

    3
    By ReaderGal1996
    The storyline was very predictable. I pretty much had it guessed by the first chapter. However, it was still a decent read. Overall, not bad. I enjoyed the writing and learning about the characters. Wish there was a little more depth to the storyline.
  • Good read, tho transparent

    4
    By mysterylovergigi
    Figured out the killer pretty early on. But still very entertaining read.
  • Good Who Done It drama (for girls)

    5
    By tmcwilly
    Not predictable. Vastly different characters. Can’t really imagine such an odd highschoolish bachelorette party, but it worked with the storyline.
  • Good if a little predictable

    3
    By Matt1859
    Good story but a bi5 predictable
  • Page turner

    5
    By emilys328
    Could not put it down. Really loved this one. Suspenseful.
  • Fragile female narrator strikes again

    1
    By scout374269
    I probably would have loved this book when I was in 5th grade, but sadly I’m 39 years old and just could not care about the characters, and mostly just waited for the overblown, bloated drama to be over. The narrator was pathetically fragile and annoying, and the romantic “twist” seemed like the day dreaming of a 12 year old.
  • SO GOOD

    5
    By lyss.ca
    The suspense you never knew you needed! Quick read and so so good.
  • I’m not a reader and I loved this book

    5
    By Cbiron29
    I’m usually not a huge reader, but I was on vacation and decided to grab this book for the beach. I ended up finishing it the first day because I couldn’t put it down!!
  • Twisted

    4
    By Mandapere0922
    My first time reading a Ruth Ware book. Know this got mixed reviews and I can see why. There are many reasons why I kept reading one I needed to know what happened. Two I was feeling this book. And the mystery behind these characters. I was definitely wrong about the plot twist. Which the author did that to throw us off. I would read another Ruth Ware book. Would I recommend yes I would. About book- Nora hasn’t seen or heard from her high school friend in ten years. Until she gets email that her friend is getting married and having a hen get together. And wants Nora to come. Nora is keeping a secret that she been holding onto for 10 years.

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