In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
Also by this author: One by One, The Lying Game
Published by Gallery Books, Scout Press
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Thriller/Suspense
Format: Audiobook, eBook
Read in: February 2021
Reading Challenges: 2021 GoodReads
Source: Public Library, Scribd
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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. - via GoodReads
I buddy read In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware with Berls from Because Reading. One by One really blew me away in January. I’ve started moving through Ware’s backlist with In a Dark, Dark Wood in February.
Holy….cow. Ware is quickly becoming an auto buy author for me. I couldn’t put this book down. I was sitting on the edge of my seat trying to work through what could possibly happen next.
From the very beginning it all seemed off. I couldn’t understand why it was so important for Nora to come to a weekend bachelorette party for someone she hadn’t spoken to in ten years. I had a friendship that was dormant for ten years and I can’t imagine her asking and I couldn’t imagine me going. (We’re on great terms now!) It was a very fast paced read and I didn’t have to wait long to have everything revealed.
One of the complicated things about Ware’s books is that I rarely like her characters. I think that’s why I really struggled with the first book I read by Ware. Honestly not much changed for me here either. I didn’t much care for the characters in In a Dark, Dark Wood.
The plot is what really kept me going. I did like the idea of Nora’s life. It did seem incredibly lonely but she seemed pretty comfortable. I’ve loved the idea of a cozy small living situation since Matilda and Miss Honey’s cottage. I did like Nina but she did some pretty unlikeable things too.
I devoured In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware in just two days after a fairly long reading slump. I will absolutely continue to consume whatever Ware puts out.
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- 2021 GoodReads