Reese Witherspoon is developing In A Dark, Dark Wood into a movie!
What should be a girls’ 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.
eonora, 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.
“Ruth Ware has written an exciting, and in fact amazing book that never stops circling around behind the reader and clapping its cold hands over her eyes.”
—Peter Straub, New York Times bestselling author
“I raced through this, totally unable to put it down...Dark, smart, and compulsive.”
—Nicci Cloke, author of Lay Me Down
“So gripping. So glad my hen days are behind me. It’s going to be huge.”
—Tamar Cohen, author of Dying for Christmas and The Broken
“Stop me if you’ve heard this already: ‘This book is the next Gone Girl.’ But seriously, if anything can or should be, this debut might just be the one.”
—Sarah Nelson, Amazon’s Book Review Omnivoracious