Post Script: In A Dark Dark Wood – Ruth Ware

In A Dark Dark Wood cover

In A Dark Dark Wood

Ruth Ware

Random House UK, Vintage Publishing

Harvill Secker

ISBN: 9781473512344

 

Description:

Someone’s getting married. Someone’s getting murdered.

 

In a dark, dark wood

 

Nora hasn’t seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back.

 

There was a dark, dark house

 

Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen do arrives. Is this a chance for Nora to finally put her past behind her?

 

And in the dark, dark house there was a dark, dark room

 

But something goes wrong. Very wrong.

 

And in the dark, dark room….

 

Some things can’t stay secret for ever.

 

My View:

A brooding and atmospheric read – Ms Ware certainly knows how to set a scene and places her characters in situations that scream – “Don’t go there, turn around, and go home, listen to you intuition…” Bleak isolated locations, a house that is cold, sterile and seems to be waiting… then it starts snowing, the phone line is dead…the guests seem just that little bit weird and very quirky…. Would I stay there – no way! Would I go for a run in an isolated forest in near dark conditions when it is freezing outside? No.

 

This is the stuff that is made from your worst nightmares. Clever, atmospheric, a great introspective about relationships and the nature of the evil. This is manipulation pared to the bone, exposed at a cellular level.

 

This is a great debut novel – a writer to keep a look out for.

 

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