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“Because–” She took a deep breath, and I was astonished to realize that she was nervous. It was hard to process. I’d never seen her anything less than totally self-possessed; even at age five, she’d had a stare that could make the most hardened teacher melt, or wilt–whichever she chose. It was, I suppose, why we’d been friends, in a strange way. She had what I craved: that all-encompassing self-possession. Even standing in her shadow I’d felt stronger. But not anymore.



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In a Dark, Dark WoodPaperback – April 19, 2016 by Ruth Ware

From the Publisher.AUTHOR OF THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10



An NPR Best Book of the Year, 2015

A ShelfAwareness Best Book of the Year, 2015

An Entertainment Weekly Summer Books Pick

A Buzzfeed “31 Books to Get Excited About this Summer” Pick

A Publishers Weekly “Top Ten Mysteries and Thrillers” Pick

A BookReporter Summer Reading Pick

A New York Post “Best Novels to Read this Summer” Pick

A Shelf Awareness “Book Expo America 2015 Buzz Book” Pick

What should be a 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.

Sometimes the only thing to fear…is yourself.

When reclusive writer Leonora is invited to the English countryside for a weekend away, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. But as the first night falls, revelations unfold among friends old and new, an unnerving memory shatters Leonora’s reserve, and a haunting realization creeps in: the party is not alone in the woods.



Ruth Ware grew up in Sussex, on the south coast of England. She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language and a press officer. She now lives in North London with her family.

Her début thriller, In a Dark, Dark Wood, was a New York Times bestseller, and has been optioned for film by New Line Cinema.

The follow up, The Woman in Cabin Ten, is due out July 19th.

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