As I said in my Ever After review, I’ve managed to catch up with my reading a bit.
So today brings the review for In A Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware, the first book from February’s reading list as well.
I am determined to get through that full list on time. Wish me luck.
In A Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
Blurb from The Back Cover
Nora hasn’t seen Clare for ten years. Not since the day Nora walked out of her old life and never looked back.
Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen party arrives. A weekend in a remote cottage – the perfect opportunity for Nora to reconnect with her best friend, to put the past behind her.
But something goes wrong.
And as secrets and lies unravel, out in the dark, dark wood the past will finally catch up with Nora.
My Thoughts on The Book
Other than the glaringly obvious missing comma in the title (which the author has since explained was a design choice rather than a grammatical error) of In A Dark Dark Wood, I really enjoyed this.
It’s a very creepy setting, which sets the tension straight away. The tension mounts as the characters, old friends and some new, begin drinking and secrets start to come out.
There are plenty of twists and turns, and you are truly left wondering who is more crazy at times.
Nora is a great character, and I love the character of Nina, Nora and Clare’s mutual friend. She is funny and sarcastic, and lends a bit of realism to the proceedings. All of the characters are really well written, and each bring something to the story.
I don’t want to spoil the ending, but there are a couple of good twists towards the end that you won’t see coming.
Conclusion and Rating
In A Dark Dark Wood is a fast paced page turner that you won’t want to put down. 5/5
Have you read In A Dark Dark Wood? Did you enjoy it? Let me know in the comments 🙂