“In a Dark, Dark Wood”, by Ruth Ware

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In a Dark, Dark Wood Review

Overall Book Rating: 4/5

Read it, or save your time?  Fun thriller about the bachelorette party from hell.

What’s it about?  Nora Shaw is living a quiet, comfortable life as a writer in London when she receives an invitation to her former best friend Claire’s hen party, whom she hasn’t seen in a decade (hen party is British for bachelorette).  Plagued by a dark secret from their shared past, her first instinct is to decline, but against her better judgement, she accepts.

Trapped in a creepy, isolated cabin deep in the woods, the party quickly takes a dark turn.  Told through Nora’s eyes, flipping between the past and the present, we know a murder has occurred.  So who in the cabin is responsible?  And why?  Add in a ouji board, an all-glass house (is someone watching them from outside?), no phone service, and a blizzard, and you have all the makings of a creepy, fast-paced mystery.

Reviewer’s Note: Like Ware’s other novel, The Woman in Cabin 10, this book is farfetched and more about entertainment value, so take it with a grain of salt and enjoy it.