I was recently sent the debut novel from Ruth Ware to read and review. In A Dark Dark Wood is psychological fiction it's best. Someone's getting married. Someone's getting murdered….
This book is with out a doubt a thriller. I was hooked from page one. I have to admit I'm surprised this is Ruth's debut novel because it is so well written.
Here we have Nora or as we will come to know her, Lee. She has secrets but doesn't everybody? And when she is suddenly invited to her previous best friends hen do questions immediately arise. Why is she contacting her after all this time? Ten years to be precise. Is it purely about re capturing a long lost friendship or could there be more to it??
The location of this hen do, an isolated glass house seemingly in the middle of nowhere, a place where you get the sense that somebody is always watching you. Especially when footprints are spotted in the snow.
Each character is brilliantly written, everyone with their own problems and issues and when you mix that together with alcohol, a bit of drama is bound to ensue, but just how wrong could this hen do go, murderously wrong!!!
A tale of toxic friendships which is dark, gripping and unbelievably tense.
I was kept on the edge of my seat, turning pages quickly, desperate to know who had done what to who.
Ruth captures the bitchiness and insecurities of women perfectly, each line delivered with precision. Many twists in the plot managed to keep me guessing until the very end. A terrifying story that comes highly recommended.
Disclaimer : I was sent this book FOC however all thoughts and opinions are my own.