In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

“There was something strangely naked about it, like we were on a stage set, playing our parts to an audience of eyes out there in the wood.”

Ohhh did I enjoy this book. I actually liked this one more than The Woman in Cabin 10.

So this book starts out with Nora receiving an invitation to a Hen Party (bachelorette party for my American friends) for an old friend, Clare. She hasn’t seen Clare in 10 years and isn’t even invited to the wedding. She is reluctant to go, but makes a pact with a friend, Nina, who is also invited. The host of the hen is Flo, who is Clare’s neurotic, clingy, clearly unstable and obsessive BFF.

The Hen Party is essentially just an irritation to everyone because of Flo. But after playing with the Ouiji board, things start to get a little eerie and everyone begins to get a little freaked out. I mean, who wouldn’t after playing a game like this in the middle of the woods in a glass house?

I can’t really say much else. This is where the story turns and things go epically wrong. A few twists that I saw coming, but others that I didn’t. Regardless, I really enjoyed the entire book.

Definitely recommend this as a bookclub pick, vacation read, or for the friend who maybe sort of wants to start reading but needs something attention-grabbing and quick.



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