In a Dark Dark Wood; Ruth Ware
Gallery/Scout Press - 2015
I recently finished Ruth Ware's, The Girl in Cabin 10 and enjoyed it so, I decided to read her debut mystery as well which is also reminiscent of Agatha Christie's books.
In this story, Nora, A.K.A. Lee is a 26 year old reclusive writer living in London. One day she receives an unexpected email inviting her to a "hen party" weekend at a remote cabin. She hasn't seen Clare, her former school mate in over 10 years and is surprised she is being invited. The two used to be very good friends until some happened between them and they haven't seen each other since.
Even though Nora only knows one of the other guest besides Clare she decides to venture outside of her comfort zone to attend. When all the guests arrive things go very bad very soon after arriving.
The novel begins with Nora waking up in a hospital trying to recall what happened at the party. The story held my interest and is very atmospheric, that glass house out in the middle of the woods and the snow has fallen. A good deal of tension fills the pages as I tried to piece together what had happened and why. The story is told in flashbacks both past and more recent. I found this to be a satisfying mystery overall.