In A Dark, Dark Wood

In A Dark, Dark Wood

eBook - 2015
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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Gallery/Scout Press, 2015
Edition: First Scout Press hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501112324
1501112325
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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A suspenseful read with a dark tale woven in secrets.

 #BookClub: Do you like thrillers? #InADarkDarkWood is just in time for the Halloween season....Prepare to be scared....Really scared! When I read this page-turning book about a bachelorette party gone wrong, I almost bit all my fingernails off! #NufSaid #SeriouslyTho #HappyOctoberReading #RWBoo... Read More »

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ArapahoeKati Apr 21, 2017

Totally sucked in. Loved the whole experience of this book and we all were talking about it at lunch. Recommend if you're looking for a fresh thriller.

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ArapahoeCatherine May 02, 2017

While this thriller was definitely not what I expected, it was just dark and twisty enough to keep me guessing and reading to find out what happened next.

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ArapahoeAndrew Aug 02, 2016

Very gripping and a top notch thriller in my book. Single person narration made it a vast improvement over similar reads in the genre. I couldn't picture myself at a hen weekend so that made it less terrifying for me, but I read it in the blink of an eye.


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Zeledra
Jul 29, 2018

An excellent book, I couldn't put it down.

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KatherineHere
Jun 17, 2018

I thought it a bit boring and all the characters unlikeable.

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MorLu
Jun 05, 2018

Really enjoyed.

squib Jun 02, 2018

a bit superficial in terms of the narrative and complexity of the story, however, the tension is well managed, and that's ultimately what horror relies on. Not a powerful story, but it's competently crafted.

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JAYJAY1979
Jun 01, 2018

For me, I was expecting a mystery mixed with a little horror. I was envisioning friends getting together while a killer from one of the character's past comes to go after them.

What I ended up reading was a book about old grudges, miscommunication, unresolved teen angst, and a belief that once you return to your roots, you fall back into old patterns.

I would have preferred the mystery part be eliminated and the book been presented as a coming of age for a 20 something adult since I was more interested in that part of story then the 'mystery' part.

JCLSamS May 21, 2018

A quick, easy, read-in-one-afternoon kind of book. The plot was somewhat predictable, the characters bleh, and the writing clumsy, but I did finish it.

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capitalcity
Apr 26, 2018

In a Dark, Dark Wood. A previous commentator cited the book as one for those born after 1986. Spot on. Unless, of course, this is a sublimely crafted caricature. Probably not. So, what we have here are the self-indulgent blathering and antics of Gen Y (a.k.a. Millennial) narcissists. Which makes the novel a rendering of animated degeneracy. Move along, nothing read worthy here.

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Cld359
Apr 12, 2018

Ruth Ware's best book so far. And it is her first.

debwalker Mar 07, 2018

Reese Witherspoon is adapting In a Dark Dark Wood, to be written by Arash Amel.

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jasmine81
Jan 20, 2018

When I got to the part where she was drinking tequila and snorting coke because her friends wanted her to, I was done. Who wants a main character that can't stand up for herself. I don't think this was Agatha Christie-like at all. Didn't finish it.

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