In a dark, dark wood / Ruth Ware.

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      First Scout Press hardcover edition.
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      Summary: "What should be a cozy and fun-filled weekend deep in the English countryside takes a sinister turn in Ruth Ware's suspenseful, compulsive, and darkly twisted psychological thriller. Leonora, known to some as Lee and others as Nora, is a reclusive crime writer, unwilling to leave her "nest" of an apartment unless it is absolutely necessary. When a friend she hasn't seen or spoken to in years unexpectedly invites Nora (Lee?) to a weekend away in an eerie glass house deep in the English countryside, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. Forty-eight hours later, she wakes up in a hospital bed injured but alive, with the knowledge that someone is dead. Wondering not "what happened?" but "what have I done?", Nora (Lee?) tries to piece together the events of the past weekend. Working to uncover secrets, reveal motives, and find answers, Nora (Lee?) must revisit parts of herself that she would much rather leave buried where they belong: in the past. In the tradition of Paula Hawkins's instant New York Times bestseller The Girl On the Train and S.J. Watson's riveting national sensation Before I Go To Sleep, this gripping literary debut from UK novelist Ruth Ware will leave you on the edge of your seat through the very last page"-- Provided by publisher.
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      WARE, R. In a dark, dark wood. [s.l.] : Scout Press, 2015. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 16 nov. 2019.
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      Ware R. In a Dark, Dark Wood. Scout Press; 2015. Accessed November 16, 2019.
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      Ware, R. (2015). In a dark, dark wood. Scout Press. Retrieved from
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      Ware, Ruth. 2015. In a Dark, Dark Wood. Scout Press.
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      Ware, R. (2015) In a dark, dark wood. Scout Press. Available at: (Accessed: 16 November 2019).
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      Ware, R 2015, In a dark, dark wood, Scout Press, viewed 16 November 2019, .
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      Ware, Ruth. In a Dark, Dark Wood. Scout Press, 2015. EBSCOhost,
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      Ware, Ruth. In a Dark, Dark Wood. Scout Press, 2015.
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      Ware R. In a dark, dark wood [Internet]. Scout Press; 2015 [cited 2019 Nov 16]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2015 July #1

In a highly readable, atmospheric thriller, debut novelist Ware tells of a hen party that goes terribly wrong. Reclusive British crime novelist Nora Shaw can't figure out why she's been invited to Clare Cavendish's bachelorette party. Although they were best friends in high school, she hasn't seen Clare in years. Her curiosity gets the better of her, and she soon finds herself in rural Northumberland in a gleaming modern house set deep in the woods. But there's no cell-phone service, the hostess is gratingly perky, and Clare delivers a bombshell by revealing whom she is about to marry—and that all occurs before Nora lands in the hospital with some very serious injuries and no memory of what happened. Ware not only conjures a sinister atmosphere, made all the creepier because it is such a beautiful house in a beautiful setting, but she also cleverly plays off the fraught dynamics of a hen party where no one seems particularly happy for the prospective bride. And the fast pace and intriguing secondary characters add a good deal of texture to the mix. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2015 June #5

At the start of Ware's solid but somewhat derivative first novel, a psychological thriller, crime writer Leonora Shaw leads a solitary life in London but receives an invitation to Northumberland to celebrate the impending marriage of Clare Cavendish, a friend she hasn't seen in 10 years. Nora and Clare were once inseparable, but something drove them apart. Nora and her sarcastic school chum, Nina da Souza, another invitee, decide to make the trip to the remote cottage known as the Glass House, the site of the hen party weekend. Flashbacks show Nora in the hospital, where she's recovering from an accident that she can't quite recall and wonders whose blood is on her hands. From the catty conversations at the party, secrets from Nora and Clare's past emerge, particularly relating to Nora's former love, James Cooper. Ware does a competent job ratcheting up the suspense, but the revelations aren't as exciting as the buildup. Agent: Eve White, Eve White Literary Agency (U.K.). (Aug.)

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