In a Dark, Dark Wood By Ruth Ware

Book Review

In a Dark, Dark Wood-Ruth Ware-Book Review

Wow! It’s been a while since I felt like gushing about a book but I can’t praise this one enough! 

In a Dark, Dark Wood is a childhood poem that stands out in my memory. Creepy, yet exciting, the perfect inspiration for this suspenseful thriller. In a Dark, Dark Wood is good guys…scary good!

Nora hasn’t seen Clare for ten years. Not since the day Nora walked out of her old life and never looked back.

Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen party arrives. A weekend in a remote cottage – the perfect opportunity for Nora to reconnect with her best friend, to put the past behind her.

But something goes wrong. Very wrong.

And as secrets and lies unravel, out in the dark, dark wood the past will finally catch up with Nora.

Book Trailer

In a Dark, Dark Wood

When reclusive writer Leonora is invited to a hen party in an eerie glass house deep in the English countryside, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. But as the first night falls, revelations unfold among friends old and new and a haunting realization creeps in—they are not alone in the woods.

Forty-eight hours later, Nora 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?” she tries to piece together the events of the past weekend. Working to uncover secrets, reveal motives, and find answers, Nora must revisit parts of herself that she would much rather leave buried where they belong: in the past.

My Thoughts

Like I said, I could gush for hours about this book. Everything about it is phenomenal! The writing, storyline, dialogue, pace, characters…gush gush gush! I started reading it yesterday afternoon (I know I should have read it a year ago), resenting anything or anyone who gave me cause to put it down. At 1 am, I finally had to peel my eyes off of my eReader because I knew my toddler would have me up in just a handful of hours. Deadlines be damned too! I barely got any writing done yesterday either, that’s how enthralled I was.


I have absolutely nothing negative to say about In a Dark, Dark Wood. I’ll give it 5 stars, 2 thumbs up, my wallet…whatever because I enjoyed it that much. I recommend this book to anyone who has EYES! Great writing, thrilling story and tons of suspense! I only regret that I didn’t read it sooner. Now if you’ll please excuse me, I am now going to purchase Ruth Ware’s entire catalogue.

Rating… A+

Simon and Schuster





7 thoughts on “In a Dark, Dark Wood By Ruth Ware

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