In a Dark, Dark Wood

In a Dark, Dark Wood Cover

In a Dark, Dark Wood

By Ruth Ware

Gallery/Scout Press, Hardcover, 9781501112317, 320pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 2015

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.

About the Author
Ruth Ware grew up in Sussex, on the south coast of England. After graduating from Manchester University she moved to Paris, before settling in North London. She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language, and a press officer. Despite being married with two small children, she has found the time to write her second psychological thriller, "The Woman in Cabin 10, "available July 2016.

Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Author Ruth Ware's new thriller takes place at a bachelorette party in an isolated English country house. The book blends the creepy voyeurism of a Scream movie with the setting of a Christie novel. More at

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