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In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

This is a chilling novel which really had me spooked! A fast paced thriller which really gets the tension going from page one. I was able to read a copy of this book via Netgalley.


Here’s the blurb:

Someone’s getting married. Someone’s getting murdered.

In a dark, dark wood 

Nora hasn’t seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back. 

There was a dark, dark house

Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen do arrives. Is this a chance for Nora to finally put her past behind her?

And in the dark, dark house there was a dark, dark room

But something goes wrong. Very wrong.

And in the dark, dark room…. 

Some things can’t stay secret for ever.

The Review

When Nora gets an invite to her old school friends hen do, she hesitates about going. She hasn’t spoken to Clare for 10 years, so why did she send the invite? 

Accepting to go on the Hen Do, Nora ventures from the safety of her small London flat to the wilderness of Northumberland. Flo, chief bridesmaid, has organised a weekend at her Aunts secluded house. From here on, Nora meets the other attendees, all seemingly with secrets they want to keep. The tension builds until a chilling climax which really had me guessing right up until the end. 

This book read like a horror movie; I could almost imagine what the opening scenes would look like as Nora walked into the woods and to the Glass House. The tension is built so well and you are dying to know what will happen, but at the same time dreading it because you know something horrible is going to happen! 

There is an element of trying to guess who or what will happen, and I loved the fact that with this book, I wasn’t sure until near the end. It genuinely gave me the creeps at times, especially before I went to bed! 

I really enjoyed this book, and if you like thrillers and mystery kind of books then this is perfect for you. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware is published by Harvill Secker and is out NOW via Amazon


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