In a Dark, Dark Wood By Ruth Ware | Review

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Genre: Thriller/Psychological Thriller
Page Count: 470 pages

Picture unexpectedly being invited on the weekend away for a friend’s hens night, only you haven’t seen or spoken to this friend in ten years, and you have no idea why you were invited. Not only that, but the destination is a glass house in the middle of the English countryside. It’s bound to be awkward but what if it’s more than that?

This is what the main character Leonora experiences in the book, and it’s just the tip of the ice burg. The book switches perspectives from the present, when Leonora wakes up in the hospital, injured and with no idea how she got there, to the tale of what transpired on the weekend away.

The way Ware draws you into this story is brilliant, you are hooked into the story right from the start, and your mind is questioning the events as the main character is. I found the build up was also extremely well timed, not too slowly drawn out and not revealed too early. Ruth has nailed the timing on this one.

Reading this at night made me need turn on all the lights when I went to the bathroom … just the kind of scare I like from my thrillers!

I won’t reveal too much, as I don’t want to spoil the book, but I will say that I honestly could not put it down without finding out what the conclusion would be and the answers to all the secrets that Leonora reveals and discovers.

I am definitely going to pick up more of Ruth’s books in the future as this is already one of my favorite books I’ve read this year.