Saturday, July 23, 2016

In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Product DetailsI put this one on my TBR pile ages ago.  It was recommended by Book Riot and the synopsis sounded interesting.  When I received my Barnes and Noble settlement,  I purchased this one.  My book club is also reading it for our September selection.

The story is about Nora, a somewhat reclusive writer, who receives an invitation to the "Hen Night"  of a long lost friend.  Now if you, like me, are American, you may have no idea what a hen night is - it's a bachelorette party. The story takes place in Great Britain and that is what Bachelorette parties are called there.

Nora is a London dweller and this party is way out in the country - off the beaten path.  She hasn't seen her friend, Clare, since they were in high school together. She agrees to attend when another mutual friend is also invited.  The cast of characters are rich, off beat and engaging.  There is Flo- the organizer of the event, the new mother, the gay guy, the mutual friend, Nora and, of course, Claire.

I loved the style of this book.  It moves backward and forward through time -not so often as to be distracting - but in such a way that  builds suspense and supports the story.   There were so many questions and for every one that the story answered, new questions would arise.  I enjoyed all the twists and turns in the plot.  I loved this one so much that I immediately purchased her new book, The Woman in Cabin 10.  I'm looking forward to reading it.   I gave this one 5 out of 5 stars.

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