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REVIEW | In A Dark Dark Wood – Ruth Ware

𝑰𝒕 π’˜π’‚π’” π’ˆπ’“π’π’˜π’Šπ’π’ˆ π’…π’‚π’“π’Œ, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’”π’π’Žπ’†π’‰π’π’˜ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’”π’‰π’‚π’…π’π’˜π’” π’Žπ’‚π’…π’† π’Šπ’• 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍 𝒂𝒔 π’Šπ’‡ 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒔 𝒉𝒂𝒅 π’•π’‚π’Œπ’†π’ 𝒂 π’„π’π’π’π’†π’„π’•π’Šπ’—π’† 𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒑 π’•π’π’˜π’‚π’“π’…π’” 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒆, π’†π’…π’ˆπ’Šπ’π’ˆ π’Šπ’ 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒉𝒖𝒕 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’”π’Œπ’š.

The last 100 pages or so are the only reason for this rating. I think it would be lower if not for the end. It was very slow to get to any action or suspense, and felt rather repetitive. The characters were just frustrating – they’re my age, but I could not identify or connect with them at all. They were just bitchy and otherwise one dimensional. I saw the perpetrator a mile away, even if I wasn’t quite sure what they’d be guilty of until closer to it happening.

I enjoyed the structure of the story, with a flitting between the story leading up to the event, and fragments after the event as Nora, Lee, Leo, or whatever she wants to go by, tries to piece together what happened while the police are looking nearby. I also loved the British setting, but possibly as I don’t read many books set here.

All in all a quick and easy read, but not something that will have you on the edge of your seat.


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2 responses to “REVIEW | In A Dark Dark Wood – Ruth Ware”

  1. I agree with your rating. It’s been a while I’ve read this book but I do remember that it didn’t blew my mind away. Great review and love your pic πŸ’•

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    1. Thank you ❀️ and yeah – I hear good things about her other books, but this one just didn’t wow me at all…

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Books and food enthusiast. I discovered a love for reading in my late teens, so you’ll see me catching up on older series quite often. I also love to travel around the UK, where I live, and picking up some crafty hobbies – I hope to share snippets of this amongst all the book content. Other interests include gaming, podcasts, drinking too much tea, and trying to personify autumn.


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