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.
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.
An Amazon Best Book of August 2015: Ruth Ware’s In a Dark, Dark Wood has all the hallmarks of a good psychological thriller– a woman lured back to a past she’s spent a decade trying to escape, a few unstable characters, and a shocking death. The impending marriage of Nora’s best friend from that long ago time brings her to a glass-walled cabin deep in the woods, for a hen party (the U.K. equivalent of a bachelorette weekend). But why is she there when the two haven’t spoken since Nora fled their college town ten years ago? As the party gets underway things start to take a dark turn that builds with each passing moment. In a Dark, Dark Wood is a slow burn, each revelation and obfuscation luring the reader at an ever faster pace towards its ultimate life and death conclusion.–Seira Wilson
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I started IN A DARK, DARK WOOD on an airplane, kept dipping into it whenever I was left alone, devoured another big chunk on the flight home, and after that surrendered myself to it until the last revelation had bloomed, the final surprise had exploded, and the bittersweet conclusive turn had folded the final page. Ruth Ware has written an exciting, and in fact amazing book that never stops circling around behind the reader and clapping its cold hands over her eyes. —Peter Straub, New York Times bestselling author
I raced through this, totally unable to put it down…Dark, smart and compulsive. —Nicci Cloke, author of Lay Me Down
“So gripping. So glad my hen days are behind me. It’s going to be huge.” —Tamar Cohen, author of Dying for Christmas and The Broken
“The next Girl on the Train…Ware hews [close] to the new genre of twisty-mystery women’s books.” —Vulture
“Ware slowly unspools the mystery, setting a truly spooky scene … with a constant undercurrent of danger. Read it on a dark and stormy night—with all the lights on.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Who pulls a gun at a bachelorette party? The answers are unveiled with Gillian Flynn-style trickery.” —O Magazine