Today's review is for
In A Dark Dark Wood
Author: Ruth Ware
This is a story of Leonora who is invited to a weekend away from a long lost friend. Her friend, Clare, is getting married and has invited Leonora to a "hen do" (British for a bacelorette party). Leonora hasn't seen or spoken to Clare for 10 years, and she finds it odd that Clare wants to see her now. At the maid of honor's insistence Leonora agrees to go.
There are only 6 people invited to the "hen do" and none seem to have much in common. It is revealed during the weekend why Leonora is invited by Clare, and soon things start to unravel and people end up dead. The next thing Leonora knows is she is in the hospital with memory loss and a cop sitting outside her hospital room door. Leonora starts to piece together what happened, and becomes even more in danger than she was before.
This book was fine. Not worth the hype, that is for sure. It is a quick reading murder mystery. It was easy to figure out the killer pretty early on, but I kept reading to see how it ended. All the characters were pretty shallow. You don't end up liking any of them. The ending was a bit crazy - seemed like the author gave up. It wasn't well thought out or made much sense. Really made the main character seem dim witted.
Eh - I wouldn't bother. It could have been a lot better.