The Death of Mrs. Westaway

The Death of Mrs. Westaway

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"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, and The Lying Game comes Ruth Ware's highly anticipated fourth novel. On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person--but also that the cold-reading skills she's honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money. Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased...where it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it. Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware's signature suspenseful style, this is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Scout Press, 2018
Edition: First Scout Press hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501156212
1501156217
Branch Call Number: WARE
Characteristics: 368 pages ; 24 cm

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ArapahoeKristy Mar 19, 2020

This is the fist of Ruth Ware's books that I have read and I enjoyed it. It was a quick read. Some of it was predictable, some of it not. It's a perfect mystery for a dark, stormy night!

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ArapahoeKati Feb 11, 2020

Twisty and turny, even though the story felt stretched thin. But I’ll keep on reading Ruth Ware because she's a compelling storyteller. And the audiobook narrator does a great job.

This is a terrific mystery thriller! There are wonderful puzzles and revelations, a creepy mansion with a Mrs. Danvers type housekeeper, sudden realizations, and a great chase scene. A satisfying page-turner with nice twists. ArapahoeAnnaL

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ArapahoeAnnaL Aug 16, 2018

This is a terrific mystery thriller! There are wonderful puzzles and revelations, a creepy mansion with a Mrs. Danvers type housekeeper, sudden realizations, a chase through a dark cellar, the woods, and across a frozen pond. A satisfying page-turner with nice twists.

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ArapahoeAlyson May 18, 2018

"I can feel it—my secret—burning me up from the inside." –From the book


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herlz
Aug 28, 2020

Slow burn but still worth the read.

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jesskadoll
Apr 21, 2020

I wish I would have read more of the reviews before reading this. I'm glad I'm not the only one who had a hard time finishing this book. I love Ruth Ware, but this one missed the mark. DRAGGED ON AND ON with a thin plot line. Nothing of value happened until 3/4 through the book. I only finished it because I had wasted so much time on it. Didn't like Hal, predictable story line, and no other likeable characters. Blah, oh well.

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jbroderius
Mar 21, 2020

Want to come back to this one

ArapahoeKristy Mar 19, 2020

This is the fist of Ruth Ware's books that I have read and I enjoyed it. It was a quick read. Some of it was predictable, some of it not. It's a perfect mystery for a dark, stormy night!

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Rita_Maria
Mar 06, 2020

It was a pretty decent plot but I found the many pages of the main character's thought processes repetitive and boring.

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ownedbydoxies
Mar 06, 2020

It was okay but seemed really repetitive by about the half-way mark, so I just scanned the last half of the book. A pretty thin plot line, and quite contrived. Meh.

ArapahoeKati Feb 11, 2020

Twisty and turny, even though the story felt stretched thin. But I’ll keep on reading Ruth Ware because she's a compelling storyteller. And the audiobook narrator does a great job.

IndyPL_CarriG Nov 11, 2019

I loved this modern gothic mystery written by Ruth Ware. The protagonist is young, desperate, likable, and a bit of a con artist with a good heart. The plot is twisty and turny enough that I was guessing at the resolution up til nearly the end, and I only got part of it right. It's got all the spooky, cold, running from a giant house in the middle of the night feels I want from a gothic novel. Creepy without being annoyingly anxiety producing, this is a satisfying read that is perfect for a chilly night with a fire and a cup of something warm.

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kiml00
Nov 01, 2019

This book is not as creepy as The Turn of the Key. It dragged on for awhile and ends pretty quick. Some things didn’t really add up. Still entertaining though.

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tammygfarmgirl
Oct 14, 2019

Creepy, secretive, compelling.....but frankly, I don't think the secret warranted all the resulting violence and chaos.

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