“In a dark, dark wood. There was a dark, dark house. And in the dark, dark house there was a dark, dark room. And in the dark, dark room….”
Summary: “Nora hasn’t seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back. 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? But something goes wrong. Very wrong. Some things can’t stay secret for ever.”
My Thoughts: Ruth Ware is one of my favorite authors. She has an amazing writing style that hooks you in and doesn’t let go until the very end making this book a super quick read. The ending is pretty guessable if you’re paying attention and normally I cannot stand that, however this story was so great that I didn’t even mind.
“It was growing dark, and somehow the shadows made it feel as if all the trees had taken a collective step towards the house, edging in to shut out the sky.”
“I always thought that being self-sufficient was a strength, but now I realize it’s a kind of weakness, too.”
“There is no gray when you’re young. There’s only goodies and baddies, right and wrong. The rules are very clear—a playground morality of ethical lines drawn out like a netball pitch, with clear fouls and penalties.”