In a Dark, Dark Wood

  • by Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by Imogen Church
  • 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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' instant New York Times best seller 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 tick.


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So much praise for this book!

IN A DARK, DARK WOOD is a psychological thriller in the same vein as GONE GIRL. Dark, contemporary, wry, edgy, enthralling, engrossing and confounding. It kept me guessing until the very end. Unlike GONE GIRL, the ending was satisfying.

The story revolves around a bachelorette party in a remote cottage. The small cast of characters is mostly female, mostly in their late 20's. Sounds like chick-lit, right?

WRONG! This is a book for everyone who loves a good, twisted thriller, male or female, college-aged, middle-aged, etc.

A fantastic listen. More Ruth Ware please!
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- jennifer

A mystery should be mysterious...

The narrator was fabulous with her rounded dulcet tones...but there was literally no suspense whatsoever.. It was painfully predictable... with all of the answers quickly obvious to anyone with a drop of imagination... What a bitter disappointment.,. It could have been wonderful... What a shame ...will not be recommending it to a would be an infuriating waste of time for them as well..,
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- John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-04-2015
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio