By Ruth Ware
Rating: 3/5 Stairs
Nora wakes up in the hospital, unable to remember the last two days and only the desperate thought what I have I done running through her head. With the police waiting outside her door and whispers of murder, she spends the night struggling to remember. It all began when she received an email inviting her to a hen party for the weekend…
What Worked for Me?
I listened to In a Dark, Dark Wood, and the narrator was excellent. I enjoyed how the book flipped back and forth in time, telling the story from Nora’s perspective in the hospital bed, desperately trying to remember the events of the last two days. The six main characters at the hen party are not particularly likable, but they are an interesting bunch.
What Didn’t Work?
Maybe it’s because I read a lot of murder mysteries, or the fact that I’ve read and listened to a lot of books in this particular genre this past year, but overall I felt like In a Dark, Dark Wood was predictable. I was able to guess who it was that was murdered, as well as whodunit. Usually in these types of thrillers there are so many twists and turns you find yourself being pulled this way and that.
Overall, the book had an interesting story and a lot of intrigue. I would have rated it higher if the mystery had been a little more…well, mysterious.