IN A DARK, DARK WOOD by Ruth Ware
Updated: Apr 10
★★★★.5 / 5 (Standard)
★★★★ / 5 (Mama Scale)
A fast-paced mystery about female friendships, love triangles, and bachelorette parties.
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.
Yes, if you enjoy a good ole’ fashioned mystery.
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