In a Dark, Dark Wood

In a Dark, Dark Wood In A Dark, Dark WoodNora Hasn T Seen Clare For Ten Years Not Since Nora Walked Out Of School One Day And Never Went Back There Was A Dark, Dark HouseUntil, 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 And In The Dark, Dark House There Was A Dark, Dark RoomBut Something Goes Wrong Very Wrong And In The Dark, Dark Room Some Things Can T Stay Secret For Ever. I don t think I ve disliked a protagonist as much as Nora, the main character in In a Dark, Dark Wood, in ages Earlier this year, I found Rachel, the protagonist of The Girl on the Train, to be annoying and very unlikable, but I didn t hate her To be fair, I didn t hate Nora so much as find myself repulsed by her She is a 26 year old woman who is still haunted by and distraught over a break up that happened when she was 16 Yes, 16 What kind of loser is so affected by an adolescent relationship that she or he allows it to poison all of her or his adult relationships I ll tell you what kind of loser the whiny, childish, immature, insipid Nora My god, but you would think the world all but ended when she broke up with her boyfriend, James, over ten years ago, and, yes, SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT the break up was brought on by her unexpected teen pregnancy which she aborted , but Nora herself makes it clear that she was not upset so much by the pregnancy or the abortion it was the break up with James that has left her an emotional wreck as an adult, unable to form stable, long term relationships Because of a break up with her teen aged boyfriend A break up that happened 10 years ago Sheeesh Now, what s ridiculous than a grown woman who cannot get over a break up that happened a decade previously when she was an adolescent How about her former best fri
this is a truly beautiful ARC, one of the nicest i ve seen it s all textured and graphically pleasing and nice to touch and hold but the story didn t really meet my expectations i m giving it a three, but it is a low three it is an incredibly fast read, and if you are looking for something in that vein a fast paced page turner mystery thing, this may well satisfy you but be forewarned it is not a creepy book, or even remotely spooky, as the cover and epigraph seem to suggest 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 there was a dark, dark cupboard And in the dark, dark box there was a.skeleton which also bothers me because the line that transitions cupboard to box has been omitted, so it looks weird traditionally, it is 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 there was a dark, dark cupboard And in the dark, dark cupboard there was a dark, dark shelf And on the dark, dark shelf there was a dark, dark box And in the
Honestly one of the worst books I have read this year, and I definitely cannot recommend it as a tense crime novel In a Dark, Dark Wood is the antithesis of what a thriller should be It s hugely predictable, very slow paced, has big plot holes, and was downright boring.I found the writing style to be quite amateurish, and the characters very immature and one dimensional These women are supposed to be adults, and in their mid to late twenties yet they came across as judgemental, bitchy, under confident teenage girls The complexities of adult friendships relationships was sorely lacking, and made the whole story seem like teenage drama None of the characters are likable, and I didn t end up rooting for any of them, or caring who died or survived.The flow of the book didn t work for me either As it was easy to guess who was bad guy VERY early on There was no exciting
3.5 stars 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. Ten years ago, Leonora Lee Leo Nora broke up with her boyfriend James , ditched her best friends Clare Nina and skipped town She hasn t looked back since.Well, until now She just got an invite to Clare s Hen Party bacholorette weekend and despite her misgivings, she decides to go.She s spent so much time running from her past that she thought she could handle facing itbut unsurprisingly things do not go well The whole thing had been painful to the point of nausea, made worse by covert sympathetic looks from Nina If there s one thing I dislike than being hurt, it s being seen to be hurt So now, Nora is stuck with Clare the backstabber , Nina training to be a doctor , Tom a gay playwright , Melanie a young mother and Flo a carbon copy of Clare.All of them are stuck in the glass house in the middle of the woods until this party is over And when the party ends, it s not with a whimper but with a bang All in all, not a bad book per say I liked how Ruth Ware structured the novel We have the past the Hen Party interspersed with the present Nora recovering from a car accident until the two timelines merge Both sections were compelling but they felt a little flat to me the characters didn t wow me, they didn t feel like real people they each had a role and they played it pe
3 3.5 This book left me in such anger The beginning was so fast and I was so sucked in and then the middle left me feeling lethargic and as if I were reading as I was walking through mud Then the end The end totally blew my mind I couldn t believe it happened the way it did Would I recommend Yeah, probs The assortment of characters are absolutely uncanny Such a strange cast of characters but when written together it was absolutely perfect Ugh I liked it and then I hated it I love how
3.5 stars rounded up Who needs friends when you have frenemies Main thoughts Predictable in places Fairly standard format.Unreliable Narrator.Delightful cast of unlikable characters.Hecka enjoyable.Lessons Learned When invited to a hen do for a girl you don t even associate with any, just say no, thank you If for some insane reason you do accept said invitation and end up at the do , when it starts getting weird, LEAVE Pack your shit and
Writer Leonora Nora Shaw gets invited to old friend Clare s hen night aka bachelorette party by a girl named Flo It is being held in Flo s aunt s house Nora lost touch with Clare years ago, hasn t spoken to her in ten years, and doesn t know if she wants to go to this party But after talking to another friend who is also invited Nina Nora reluctantly decides to go.Nora and Nina arrive at the house where the party is being held, which is isolated in the woods in Northumberland It s a very strange looking house, mostly glass, and it makes Nora uncomfortable to be in it More guests arrive Nora finally meets Clare again, and to Nora s dismay she discovers Clare s fianc is Nora s ex boyfriend James, who Nora still has feelings for, even though they broke up ten years ago.The hen celebration gets underway with activities, games, a s ance Then, one night, they hear an intruder moving about downstairs in the night Flo grabs the gun off the wall which isn t supposed to be loaded and the
This was a mediocre story that had all the makings of something better than it was I would describe it as a light mystery It wasn t a thriller It wasn t dark or scary The voice of the narrator was lovely, the music at the beginning and end creepy but the story itself was slow and a bit clunky at timesfilled with constant chatting done by characters who were each a bit odd and behaved in a way that was both catty and juvenile It reminded me fir
2.5 stars This was a quick and easy read I feel that my lack of enthusiasm for this book was largely affected by my expectations being set too high I really wanted to like this book than I did I really enjoyed this author, Ruth Ware s, second novel The Woman in Cabin 10 I was expecting of that heart pounding, suspenseful writing that kept me on the edge of my seat, however, I couldn t help but feel underwhelmed upon finishing this book This story dragged on and was somewhat predictable to the point that I found myself skimming over parts None of the characters were likeable to me Several of them were frustratingly self absorbed and rather annoying I kind of liked the main character, Nora Lee Leo Leonora, but found I wasn t truly engaged in her story or life The inner turmoil that Nora feels is extremely repetitive reference to her secret was overkill to me her inner dialogue and thoughts about it grew to become irritating About 2 3 of the way through, the secret is revealed but it lacked a shock factor for me There were also several situations that seemed far fetched.I liked that each chapter left a small cliff hanger that kept me hungry for what would happen next Though the story was somewhat predictable, it still kept stringing me along making me think perhaps I was
There have been many reviews for the regular book version of IN A DARK, DARK WOOD by Ruth Ware, but my review is for the audio version I have had the actual book for awhile now and for some reason, every time I picked it up I just could not stay with it due to my unfortunate yet seasonably short attention span As happens so many times, a beautifully made audio version of the same book will quickly suck me in, even if I just read the same words myself and they seemed so uninteresting in my own head.The fabulous Imogen Church is the narrator, she is wonderful and a one woman show, acting out all the voices with authentically nuanced personality traits I had previously enjoyed her narrations of Alex Marwood s THE KILLER NEXT DOOR and all the BRIDGET JONES S DIARY books by Helen Fielding Ms Church is also reading Ruth Ware s next two books and I will definitely be listening I really liked this book For me, the audio version is much entertaining and suspenseful than reading it with my own eyeballs So, maybe, Reese Witherspoon will take it up the next step and the movie version will be even better fingers crossed The story revolves between six frenemies tucked away for a hen party in a cottage in a dark wood far away from civilization I guarantee that you have never been to a bachelorette party like this The creepy location, the sarcastic barbs the friends hurl on each other, the drug use, the Ouji board p

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  • 352 pages
  • In a Dark, Dark Wood
  • Ruth Ware
  • 06 January 2019
  • 9781846559594