Wednesday 1 July 2015

In A Dark Dark Wood Book Review

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….

in a dark dark wood
Leonora hasn't seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back. 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? As the champagne corks pop, the secrets begin to flow, and a hen do for an old school friends begins to take a sinister turn…

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.


  1. Dreat review, I glad you enjoyed this book. I am starting to realise I am a bit of a pansy! Anything more psychological than Milly Molly Mandy and I'm a nervous wreck!!!

  2. A great review - I need to read this book now :)


  3. Lovely review, this book sounds like something I would enjoy! So adding this to my reading list (which is getting longer and longer by the day lol!) #ReadWithMe

  4. Good Review, I love a good thriller. Sounds like my kind of book

  5. Ooh, this does sound intriguing. I do love a decent thriller and this looks like exactly the sort of thing I like #ReadWithMe

  6. this sounds right up my street! I love stuff like this, and I haven't read a good thriller for a long time!
    thanks for sharing #readwithme

  7. Great review! Not my kind of book, but will mention it to my crime reading friend. #readwithme


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