Sunday, 27 September 2015

Review:: In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware.

Book: In A Dark Dark Wood

Author: Ruth Ware

Pages: 352

Read On: iPad

How Long it Took Me To Read: 2 days

Plot Summary: 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

General Thoughts: I am always looking forward to reading books about creepy homes, weekend getaways that go wrong and of course old hidden secrets. So this book seemed right up my alley!

Things I Liked: 

1. The writing was good and the pace of this book was great too.

2. The setting of this book was good too, in the middle of the woods..a bunch of people and old secrets lurking around...all very satisfying.

3.  Nora is a writer and I like reading about writers.

4. There is this constant mystery regarding what happened between Nora and Claire in high-school and it was nice to keeping guessing and wondering what happened.

Things I Didn't Like: 

There might be some SPOILERS AHEAD so go on ahead with caution...

1. The past incident that sad and traumatic...isn't all that of a HUGE deal. Definitely not something that would turn Nora into this scared/socially awkward/unsocial person. I just don't buy it. It was silly wallow so deep in misery over events of high-school!

2. Also why would Nora even agree to come?! Really! Why? Why come to the hen's night weekend of a person you've not kept in touch with for over 10 years and especially since you've become a near Agoraphobic.

3. The worst thing...the worst thing....the absolute worst thing is the whole Post- Gone Girl phenomenon that is very evident in this book. A hot, blonde, gorgeous sociopath! I am so sick and tired of this trope. I wish authors would find a new angle!

4. Overall this was a disappointing read. The end was easy to guess and so unsatisfactory. Ugh!

Rating: 1/5

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