In a Dark, Dark Wood
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In a Dark, Dark Wood


In a dark, dark wood

Nora hasn't seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back.

There was a dark, dark house

Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen do arrives. Is this a chance for Nora to finally put her past behind her?

And in the dark, dark house there was a dark, dark room

But something goes wrong. Very wrong.

And in the dark, dark room....

Some things can’t stay secret for ever.

Title:In a Dark, Dark Wood
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages

    In a Dark, Dark Wood Reviews

  • Vegantrav
    Aug 25, 2015

    I don't think I've disliked a protagonist as much as Nora, the main character in In a Dark, Dark Wood, in ages. Earlier this year, I found Rachel, the protagonist of The Girl on the Train, to be annoy...

  • karen
    Mar 26, 2015

    this is a truly beautiful ARC, one of the nicest i've seen: it's all textured and graphically pleasing and nice to touch and hold: but the story didn't really meet my expectations. i'm giving it a th...

  • Kirsty
    Apr 11, 2015

    Honestly one of the worst books I have read this year, and I definitely cannot recommend it as a tense crime novel!!!In a Dark, Dark Wood is the antithesis of what a thriller should be. It's hugely pr...

  • Mandy Crider
    Aug 16, 2015

    3/3.5?!?!!! This book left me in such anger. The beginning was so fast and I was so sucked in and then the middle left me feeling lethargic and as if I were reading as I was walking through mud. Then ...

  • Carol
    Jul 27, 2015

    After a bachelorette (Hen) party, Lenora wakes up in a hospital bed badly bruised and confused with a bandaged head and memory loss; and when she overhears a devastating police conversation outside he...

  • Kelli
    Mar 30, 2015

    This was a mediocre story that had all the makings of something better than it was. I would describe it as a light mystery. It wasn't a thriller. It wasn't dark or scary. The voice of the narrator was...

  • Lindsay
    Mar 25, 2017

    2.5 stars. This was a quick and easy read. I feel that my lack of enthusiasm for this book was largely affected by my expectations being set too high. I really wanted to like this book more than I did...

  • Khadidja
    Feb 24, 2016

    Warning !!!!! Review may contain spoilers!Damnnnnnnnnn WTF did i just read ! OMG this is so creppy and amazing :D and mindblowing wow i’m at loss of words ! This book is a crime novel: an absorbin...

  • Sue1958
    May 01, 2015

    ** I would like to thank Random House UK, Vintage Publishing for allowing me the copy to read and review **This makes for compulsive reading.Lee is a writer, she lives on her own.Likes to run.She ge...

  • Theresa
    Apr 11, 2016

    This is a tough one. I had high expectations for "In A Dark, Dark Wood" by Ruth Ware, but I must be honest - I'm extremely disappointed with this clunky novel. I had 2 main problems. The first being, ...

About Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware grew up in Sussex, on the south coast of England. After graduating from Manchester University she moved to Paris, before settling in North London. She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language and a press officer. She is married with two small children, and In a Dark, Dark Wood is her début thriller.Find her on twitter at