In A Dark, Dark Wood

In A Dark, Dark Wood

Book - 2016
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AUTHOR OF THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10

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, 2015

A ShelfAwareness Best Book of the Year, 2015

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 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.

Leonora, known to some as Lee and others as Nora, is a reclusive crime writer, unwilling to leave her "nest" of an apartment unless it is absolutely necessary. When a friend she hasn't seen or spoken to in years unexpectedly invites Nora ( Lee ? ) to a weekend away in an eerie glass house deep in the English countryside, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. Forty-eight hours later, she wakes up in a hospital bed injured but alive, with the knowledge that someone is dead. Wondering not "what happened?" but "what have I done?", Nora ( Lee ? ) tries to piece together the events of the past weekend. Working to uncover secrets, reveal motives, and find answers, Nora ( Lee ? ) must revisit parts of herself that she would much rather leave buried where they belong: in the past.

In the tradition of Paula Hawkins's instant New York Times bestseller The Girl On the Train and S. J. Watson's riveting national sensation Before I Go To Sleep , this gripping literary debut from UK novelist Ruth Ware will leave you on the edge of your seat through the very last page.
Publisher: Toronto : Simon & Schuster, 2016, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781501112317
9781501151743
9781501168451
Characteristics: 308 pages ;,23 cm

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weezie1
Apr 22, 2021

Returned this book unread. April 23, 2021

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StoriedLife
Apr 11, 2021

Apparently I don’t have a high tolerance for works that create suspense merely by making the narrator withhold central facts, and where the protagonist willingly enters an uncomfortable situation rather than ask an obvious question or two.

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Jlaurie23
Mar 03, 2021

Enjoyed this book. Not my favourite Ruth book (Turn of the Key) but still a good read.

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andersonshannonk
Feb 15, 2021

A quick read and a page turner at times. I found it to be pretty predictable.

Hillsboro_JeanineM Feb 09, 2021

Although it is predictable, It was still an enjoyable quick read. Ware is letting you solve the story. It is definitely not a horror but is a thriller.

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V9ex
Oct 25, 2020

I grabbed this book because I was in a rush and really did not care. I just wanted something to read.
This novel is not what I would consider a horror, but more like psychological thriller. It was definitely different than the usual books I have read, in the respect that I have not read books that have a young person in contemporary Britain. It was very entertaining and had me laughing several times during the first two thirds book. I enjoyed the characters Nina and Tom a lot.
The plot was not the most elaborate, but it did evoke the anxiety that comes with loss of memory, confusion and tragedy. You do not have to spend too much time thinking. It is an easy read and worth the time.

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herlz
Aug 18, 2020

Not scary as others made it out to be, and probably the most predictable book of Ware’s that I’ve read. Still a good read tho.

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Kmum1
Jun 16, 2020

Recommended by someone, I decided to read this book. There were parts I did find scary but overall it doesn't take too long to figure out the ending. There were a couple parts of the book that I found to be a bit unbelievable and for that reason I can't say that I loved it. Not sure if I could be lured into reading another book by this author.

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GraceLancaster
May 20, 2020

Loved it! Very suspenseful fun read.

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gloryb
Mar 01, 2020

The plot follows the authors usual format with plenty of details about her characters with hints sprinkled throughout the first half of the book that something terrible either will or has happened. The story pace picks up three quarters the way through as the author tells us what happened - always a good story, but the reader must be patient and turn a lot of pages to get to that point. This novel is definitely for females readers as it involves girlhood friends getting together one last time as single females at their friend's hen/bachelorette party. Of course, the females are not all stable, even after ten years from their grad prom. All have issues. Just which one is the quirkest?

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16birdie
Dec 08, 2020

16birdie thinks this title is suitable for 25 years and over

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