Monday, January 18, 2016
In a Dark, Dark Wood/Ruth Ware/310 pgs.
Leonora Shaw (Lee, to some--Nora, to others) hasn't been in touch with her one time best friend, Clare, in ten years. It comes as a surprise, then, when Nora receives an e-vite for Clare's "hen" party, given by Clare's maid-of-honor, Flo--especially since Nora doesn't know that Clare is engaged, and isn't invited to the wedding. Nora has some unfinished business with Clare, so she decides to attend the bachelorette weekend, going with her friend, Nina. The weekend takes place at Flo's aunt's house--a glass structure deep in the woods. Told in Nora's voice, the story unfolds from scenes from the past to the present. Parts of the story are predictable, but it's a fast, suspenseful read--it's hard to put the book down! Recommended!