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Ruth Ware
Ruth Ware grew up in Lewes, in Sussex and studied at Manchester University, 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. Her début thriller In a Dark, Dark Wood was an instant New York Times... show more
Ruth Ware grew up in Lewes, in Sussex and studied at Manchester University, 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.

Her début thriller In a Dark, Dark Wood was an instant New York Times bestseller in the US, and a Richard and Judy pick and Sunday Times bestseller in the UK. It was optioned for film by New Line Cinema with Reese Witherspoon attached to produce.
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Uniquely Portable Magic
Uniquely Portable Magic rated it 5 months ago
It's been years since I have read Henry James' Turn of the Screw, the ghost story written in 1898 about a governess working at a remote country home taking care of some very creepy children. Ruth Ware gives the proper respect to the inspiration for her 2019 novel, The Turn of the Key, but adds a mod...
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it 7 months ago
Not as riveting as The Turn of the Key, but quite decent. Once again I enjoyed Imogen Church's narration, although her male characters tend to blend into one another and her version of the male voice isn't the most convincing to begin with. In terms of plausibility the story isn't very high up there...
Maya's Musings
Maya's Musings rated it 9 months ago
There is something about this book that reminds me of an Agatha Christie plot. Days after she is the victim of a home invasion, a reporter's assignment leads her onto a cruise aboard an exclusive, mall luxury cruise ship. She briefly encounters the woman in cabin 10. but later hears a cry and a spla...
Blood Rose Books
Blood Rose Books rated it 9 months ago
Ruth Ware takes the readers to a isolated manor where nothing is what it seems: All she was looking for a change when she stumbles across a nannying add that seems too good to be true; the money, the location though a bit isolated is beautiful and the house has been completely renovated and has bec...
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it 10 months ago
If this review was just for the audio narrator, I would have given Imogen Church five stars. Her stellar delivery brings life to the Gothic aspects of the book and had me so freaked out that at some point I actually wondered whether this was a horror novel instead of a regular mystery/thriller. The ...
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