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In a Dark, Dark Wood
In a Dark Dark Wood
Author: Ruth Ware
What should be a cozy and fun-filled weekend deep in the English countryside takes a sinsister turn in Ruth Ware's suspenseful, compulsive, and darkly twisted debut psychological thriller. Leonora is a reclusive writer, unwilling to leave her nest of an apartment unless it is absolutely necessary. But when a friend she hasn't spoken to i...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781501190476
ISBN-10: 1501190474
Publication Date: 10/30/2018
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 1
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mom2nine avatar reviewed In a Dark, Dark Wood on + 342 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
After reading Ware's second novel "Cabin 10" and enjoying it, I wanted to read her first novel. Truly painful, too many books to try to finish this story. If you like overly dramatic 20somethings, whining and living in their past this one is for you. I really didn't care who was dead or why, as I just couldn't stand one more minute in the woods with this group.
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robinmy avatar reviewed In a Dark, Dark Wood on + 1987 more book reviews
Mystery writer Leonora "Nora" Shaw wakes up in a hospital with several injuries. As she goes in and out of consciousness, Nora hears the police in the hallway talking about a murder. Nora doesn't remember what happened, how she ended up in the hospital, or who is dead. She recalls receiving an invitation to a bachelorette party for her old high school friend Clare, a person she hasn't seen or talked to in over ten years. Nora is reluctant to attend until she learns that another friend, Nina, has also been invited. When Nora arrives at the mysterious glass house in the woods, she learns that Clare is marrying James, the man who broke Nora's heart ten years ago. As the party begins, Nora can't wait for it to end so he can get out of there. And when someone dies, the accusations fly.

The first half of this book drew me in. I loved the descriptions of the house which was located deep in the woods. There was no cellphone reception, so the party was cut off from the real world. The people attending the party ranged from annoying to self-centered to just plain weird. I wouldn't have wanted to be there. In the middle of the book, you learn who was killed. After that the pace of the book slows down and Nora makes some dumb decisions. I guessed the killer and the motive in the middle of the book. I'm not sure what took the police or Nora so long to figure it out. At least it was entertaining listening to them slowly tell us what happened. My rating: 4 Stars.
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Pretty good story. Had a hard time about 2/3 way in where it stalled a bit but then it got better. Will definitely read more from this author.

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