In A Dark, Dark Wood

In A Dark, Dark Wood

Book Club Kit - 2016
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10 books, 1 discussion guide, 6 week checkout. SUMMARY : "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 : Scout Press, 2016, 2015
Edition: First Scout Press trade paperback edition
Branch Call Number: BOOK CLUB 2 GO WARE
Characteristics: 10 books (308 pages ; 21 cm) + 1 guide ; 1 canvas bag

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AL_CATHERINE 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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AL_KATI 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.

A weekend away at an English country house turns dark and sinister for Leonora.

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AL_ANDREW 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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darcy007
Aug 09, 2017

Great read!

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kathylou
Jul 28, 2017

I enjoyed this updated isolated British country manor mystery filled with suspicious people with issues. It's nice to read a mystery that doesn't focus on super detectives that are incredibly intelligent or strong. I don't get all the Gone Girl comments but it is pretty good for a first book.

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navdamme
Jul 22, 2017

Overall a great novel. The beginning was a little slow, a little boring even, and I didn't really like the style it was in (so many parenthesis)! But once the story got started, it REALLY got started. The author worked me into such frenzy that I finished the book in one day. And I don't do that. Bottom line is I think it wouldn't hurt to give it a try.

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jezicuhh
Jun 20, 2017

A total page turner! My mouth dropped opener when the big twist was revealed (about midway through the book) and I rapidly read toward the finish afterward! I'm not saying this is a literary work of art, but if you want an interesting psychological thriller you can finish quickly, this one's for you! All the characters really started to get under my skin and I think that's exactly what the author wanted.

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badgirls
May 08, 2017

Just another entry in the 'twisty' mystery craze right now. No matter how clever the twist, it is no substitute for a well written story with just enough clues to keep you guessing.

AL_CATHERINE 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.

AL_KATI 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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wilqser
Apr 08, 2017

Suspenseful English story about a reclusive woman who attends a "hen party" or bachelorette party hosted by one of her best friends back in grade school. The story reads like a gothic novel with a house that looks out of place, dark woods and intrigue. The story keeps you in suspense throughout (which i like), but the ending left much to be desired. Love the suspense and the writing but can't give too much more than that because of the not- so thrilling ending. Overall a good starter book for the author.

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slarsen
Apr 07, 2017

Picked it up twice but kept getting lost in the many fillers. It sounded like a great plot, but I just kept losing interest.

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wilcar49
Mar 17, 2017

Not the best mystery nor the worse. A good read for a few hours before bed or while having coffee. I did like this book much better than the author's "The Woman in Cabin 10" Let's hope her 3rd book will be much better.

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