• Rachel Penate

IN A DARK, DARK WOOD by Ruth Ware

Updated: Apr 10



STARS

★★★★.5 / 5 (Standard)

★★★★ / 5 (Mama Scale)

SUMMARY

A fast-paced mystery about female friendships, love triangles, and bachelorette parties.

REVIEW

Let’s begin here: I love mystery. It’s absolutely my favorite genre after Historical Fiction.


I love the anticipation, the lingering questions, the palpable tension — what's going to happen next? Who is responsible? Who can you really trust?


BUT, I'm super critical of mystery. I think it can be overplayed in many ways and I really dislike, absolutely dislike when I can see the ending rolling into view from a mile away.


THIS BOOK, however, did NOT disappoint me. I devoured it … Like candy …


It was fast paced, occupied complex characters, and presented an unexpected ending. That all being said though, I wish it was scarier. Total potential for the extra thrill but Ware missed the mark a little bit on this one for me.


Overall, an enjoyable mystery.

RECOMMENDED?

Yes, if you enjoy a good ole’ fashioned mystery.

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