Thursday, October 8, 2015


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

In a dark, dark wood 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.


Let me start by saying I really enjoyed this book.  There were some things I didn't like, but lets start with what I did :).

I liked the characters in this book.  Each one of them had something fun to add to the "hen do". 

I liked the suspense of the book.  I was hoping for scary but it was suspenseful.  Which is just as great if you ask my opinion. :)

I liked how I could feel like I was right next to the characters.  The author did a great job of putting me in the book.

I liked the ending in some ways...hehehe

Ware does such a great job of telling a story.  I came to love Nora (aka Lee, aka Leo).  Although I couldn't really relate to her because she is some what of a recluse.  But Ware did a great job of making her a likable character.

I didn't like Clare from the moment she opened her mouth.  Everyone has that "one" friend that is there because they "have" to be.  But, Ware did a great job of making her a love to hate character!.


I did not like the reason Nora held a grudge for so long. it out.  Who holds onto a grudge for 10 years.  What a waste of life.  (My husband kept reminding me that the people are not "real"....but the characters are "real" to me).

I did not like Flo.....she was a single white female crazy girl.  She may have not known she was, but that is my opinion of her.  She's one of those people that will be nice one moment and cut your throat the next.  

I did not like that James was a pansy.   I felt that he was a man that couldn't stand up for what he wanted because he was controlled by a woman.  Really?  I know this happens but really?  I laugh when people say "your husband "LET" you"....ummmm NO, I am my own person and I do what I want.  Not James, he was willing to do something behind his fiance's back.  People or characters like that make me mad. 

There is so much I could say about this book.  I guess the most important thing is that I really enjoyed reading it.  It was frustrating at times, because I wanted to slap Nora around a little.  Knock some sense into her.

The book is so suspenseful, in my opinion.  I was hoping for scary, but suspenseful is a good replacement for scary.  The ending of the book is intense, and fabulous.  I love how this book comes together at the end.

Source:  I bought this book for myself.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

Content:  There is language, and the f-bomb is dropped, but it didn't distract me from liking the book.





Ruth Ware
pic and bio taken from Goodreads

Ruth Ware grew up in Sussex, on the south coast of England. After graduating from Manchester University she moved to Paris, before settling in North London. She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language and a press officer. She is married with two small children, and In a Dark, Dark Wood is her début thriller.

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