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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Paperback Release of In a Dark, Dark Wood - Ruth Ware

Imagine getting an invitation to a former friend's bachelorette getaway. It's been 10 years since you've seen this person. You can't imagine why you've even been invited. However, a very pushy bridesmaid insists that the bride-to-be needs you there. That's the scenario Nora, an author, finds herself in. She agrees with another friend that she'll go if that friend goes. Neither are prepared for what is about to happen.

Upon arriving at the English country home where the bachelorette getaway is to take place, it's clear this won't be an easy weekend. There's no cell service, there's only one landline, and the home is very remote. When mysterious footprints are found in the snow, terror ensues.

Told from Nora's point of view, readers will find the story bounces between past, more recent past, and present. The story begins with Nora in the hospital with little recollection of the events that led to a death. She cannot remember who is dead or why. As the story progresses, the reader is swept up in the story of both events at the country home and events that led to Nora and the bride-to-be going their separate ways a decade earlier.

I had a hard time putting In a Dark, Dark Wood down. It's definitely a gripping psychological suspense, as promised, and one that while I figured it out, I still had to read every page to see how things ended. At this time, it looks like Ruth Ware's book will become a movie. Reese Witherspoon is slated to produce the film.

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