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Ruth Ware

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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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Average rating: 3.67 · 454,474 ratings · 45,766 reviews · 8 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Woman in Cabin 10

3.68 avg rating — 223,780 ratings — published 2016 — 73 editions
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In a Dark, Dark Wood

3.67 avg rating — 139,559 ratings — published 2015 — 77 editions
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The Lying Game

3.52 avg rating — 55,484 ratings — published 2017 — 39 editions
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The Death of Mrs. Westaway

3.85 avg rating — 35,558 ratings — published 2018 — 24 editions
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Huis te koop

3.25 avg rating — 65 ratings3 editions
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New Ruth Ware Thriller: Fre...

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The Turn of the Key

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the death of mrs. westaway

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June 2018, Ruth Ware
"In Ruth Ware's previous mysteries—The Woman in Cabin 10, In a Dark, Dark Wood, and The Lying Game—women find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. For her new book, The Death of Mrs. Westaway , she says, "I wanted to write about someone who…deliberately walks into a situation and sets out to commit a crime."" ...More

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“People don’t change,” Nina said bitterly. “They just get more punctilious about hiding their true selves.”
Ruth Ware, In a Dark, Dark Wood

“My friend Erin says we all have demons inside us, voices that whisper we're no good, that if we don't make this promotion or ace that exam we'll reveal to the world exactly what kind of worthless sacks of skin and sinew we really are Maybe that's true. Maybe mine just have louder voices.”
Ruth Ware, The Woman in Cabin 10

“A lie can outlast any truth.”
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