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Warning: if you read this book you may never go to another hen party ever again………….

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Ruth Ware’s debut novel hit the bestsellers list fast and hard when it was released last summer, it’s now on the Richard & Judy Spring 2016 reading list and it looks likely that there will be a film version starring  Reece Witherspoon in the not to distant future.

Nora is a crime writer who lives a quiet life in London until one day she receives an email invite to the hen party of a girl she hasn’t seen in ten years. Nora hasn’t seen her best friend Clare since she walked out of school ten years previously under mysterious circumstances and never went back.

With some convincing, Nora agrees to attend with another old school friend. The hen party takes place in a very creepy isolated house in, as the title suggests, a dark wood. The weekend quickly turns into the hen party from hell where someone gets murdered.

In a dark, dark wood by Ruth Ware is a dark and twisted modern day murder mystery novel. The writing is very sharp and the story-line is intriguing. I really loved this book although i felt it lost its way in the last quarter which unfortunately was quite drawn-out. Despite this, i would still give In a dark, dark wood a Dublin Mummy four star rating as the first part of the book is so good.

Have you read it? Did you love or loathe it? Let me know in the comments and if you have any good book recommendations i would love to hear them.

Happy reading,

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* DublinMummy book rating guide
1 star = don’t waste your time or money | 2 star = fair | 3 star = good
4 star = very good | 5 star = excellent