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In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
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Oct 09, 2015

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction, mystery, thriller-suspense, blog, review

Nora is invited to a hen (bachelorette) party, but it’s been ten years since she’s seen or talked to the bride-to-be, Clare. After contacting Nina, the only other person she knows on the invite list, Nora begrudgingly agrees to go to the party, only to find out that Nora’s ex and the groom-to-be are one and the same.

As Nora tries her best to appear happy, her old friends and anew acquaintances remind her of why she left town after graduation without looking back.

• Clare – Nora sees, after only a few minutes, that Clare hasn’t changed much from her stuck-up, popular days
• Flo – very high strung, intense, and trying to become a replica of Clare; appears as the most psychologically unbalanced member of the party
• Nina – outspoken and uncensored Nina still hasn’t learned to watch what she says before she says it; the part of her that was once envied is now seen as her downfall
• Melanie – too wrapped up in her six-month old to enjoy anything or be a team player
• Tom – seems to fit right in as one of the girls
• James – Nora’s first love that she thought she’d gotten over, and now he’s to marry Clare

In a Dark, Dark Wood is very readable with lots of suspense and thought-provoking moments slipped in throughout the story. It is very well crafted and I will definitely enjoy returning to it.

I wish to thank Simon & Schuster Canada and Ruth Ware for providing me a review copy for an honest review.

Cross-posted on Beyond My Bookshelf
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Reading Progress

October 9, 2015 – Shelved
October 9, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
May 7, 2016 – Started Reading
May 8, 2016 –
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May 10, 2016 –
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May 11, 2016 –
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May 11, 2016 – Finished Reading
August 7, 2016 – Shelved as: fiction
August 7, 2016 – Shelved as: mystery
August 7, 2016 – Shelved as: thriller-suspense
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August 21, 2016 – Shelved as: blog
August 21, 2016 – Shelved as: review

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