In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
The description from Goodreads:
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.
This is another book that kept popping up in my Goodreads feed and in my Indigo & Kobo ‘Recommended Next Reads’ emails.
I liked In A Dark, Dark Wood, it was easy to read, kept my attention through most of it although I did put it down for a couple days.
I really appreciate when the setting and the characters of a book are well described and well developed, it makes it so much easier to read.
The setting is a grand cottage in the woods and envisioning it in my head while I was reading made the book more enjoyable.
I liked the characters a lot, each one came with their own developed personality which also added a lot to the book.
This book got a lot of praise for being scary and creepy, I didn’t get that at all. I would classify it as a campy thriller, in the best way possible.
I give this book 3 stars.