What I’m Reading: In the Dark, Dark Woods

I just finished listening to the audio book In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware.  This one was on the new book list at my online library and I quickly signed up to have it put on my waiting list.  I was excited when it was finally available.

This is listed as a suspense-thriller.  I love to read a few books of this genre from time to time just to break up what I’m listening to.  I liked this book.  It’s set in England at a “hen party” (baccalaureate party).  Early on I figured out who-dun-it but then as the book went on I was suspicious of someone else, then someone else.  In the end, I war right.  This was a the main book I listened to as I was working on my Jingle Bell Square quilt.  To be honest, I think one of the reasons I got the quilt done so quickly is because I wanted to keep listening to the book.

Here’s what Amazon had to say, “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.”

I was really surprised when I looked at the ratings that Amazon readers gave the book..only 3.8 stars.  I really liked the book.  I’d happily give it 4.3 stars.  Some of the reviews commented that the author gave laid out the clues too heavy handedly.  Ya…it was a little that way, but I really thought it was a good book.

Has anyone else read the book?  I’d love to hear what you thought.

2 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: In the Dark, Dark Woods”

  1. I read this a couple of weeks ago and liked it. I felt it was worth my time. I always enjoy hearing what you are reading/.listening to and I’m happy to say I’ve enjoyed many you have suggested!

  2. I live in England and a ‘hen’ party is what the bride to be and her friends have before the wedding – the men have a ‘stag night’, the women a hen party. Thanks for all your audio book suggestions – I also listen to audio books which I get from my local library, but most times they don’t hold your recommendations.

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