The Lying Game- Ruth Ware

The best Ruth Ware book yet!! This story follows four girls who share a big secret from their pasts into their present day lives.

I need you.” Three small words that change everything.

Isa Wilde knows something terrible has happened when she receives this text from an old friend. The text ends up reuniting 4 best friends who haven’t seen each other in years. The go back to the small town where they first met and also covered up a big secret… little do they know- someone else knows their dark secret from the past and this person does not want to stay quiet!

I read this book over a few days and enjoyed the storyline. The flashbacks between the past and present tied the story together nicely.

In a dark, dark wood- Ruth Ware

I decided to pick up In a dark, dark wood after I read Ruth Ware’s other novel, The Woman in Cabin 10.

Dark, dark wood seemed to have even better reviews that The Woman in Cabin 10 BUT I must say, I was underwhelmed.

The story follows a woman, Nora, who is invited to bachelorette/hen party of a friend she has lost contact with. She is baffled why she is invited, but decides to attend the party- which is a weekend at a house in the woods. After a shocking death, Nora must piece together what actually happened over the weekend while also trying to cope with her past.

Similar to The Woman in Cabin 10- I just didn’t like the main character! Why does Ruth Ware create emotionally weak, semi- alcoholic main female characters? Why couldn’t it be a strong woman that was still thrown into a scary, dangerous situation? I found Nora, the 26 year old main character, hard to relate to considering she was still holding on to a breakup that happened when she was 16.

The overall story and suspense of the novel picked up and peaked my interest to find out the background of what had happened- but I just really didn’t love this story as much as I hoped.

Book Review: The Woman in Cabin 10

This book follows the story of a travel journalist who goes on board a small luxury yacht to write a story about the inaugural voyage of the swanky Dreamliner.

However, in the middle of the night, she hears someone in the cabin next to her being thrown overboard! She immediately calls security… but is told the cabin next to her is empty. Was it all a bad dream?

The next week onboard takes the reader through the twists and turns of her trying to figure out the truth!

I really enjoyed this read! I went in with low expectations and about halfway through the book, I thought I had it figured out– but I didn’t! I really liked the twist and couldn’t wait to get to the end of the book to find out what really happened!

I did not think the very beginning of the book tied in as well as it could’ve to the overall story and I wasn’t in love with the main character, but overall I would definitely recommend this as a weekend fiction read.