I actually put this book back on my TBR pile because I loved it so much I want to read it again. Just when you think the store is predictable, it‘s not. Def a read and pick from me.
Love the main character in this one,
What a great ride! 💕
Secrets from the past and old wounds resurfaced as strangers and ex-schoolmates gather over a weekend in a secluded wintry countryside house for a ‘hen‘ party. Eerie atmosphere and pacey, this novel held my interest right to the end, even though I had the right suspect in mind earlier on. 😉👍
Finally home from vacation. Being on vacation is always so much fun, but it‘s always great to be home. 💚
This book was so good! It made me so anxious and I had to keep reading to find out what was going on so I could relax and enjoy! 😂 This was a great book! I love Ruth Ware and all of her books!
It kept me captivated! Even though I sort of suspected the culprit, I didn‘t get the full motive until the author revealed it! 4/5!
And again, look at my dogs because it was an audio book and screenshots are boring. We adopted Panda‘s little brother over the weekend! I wanted to name him Bear... Panda & Bear HAHA. But I got vetoed. Meet Rocko!
Our vacation is starting! Currently on the Block Island Ferry and getting ready to sail! I‘m really excited! It‘s been a while since we‘ve been on vacation and visited Block Island!
Hoping to get some reading, bike riding and lots of walking the next few days!
#vacationread #blockisland #bookfitnesschallenge
I always like Ruth Ware's main characters; they seem very real to me. I did guess who the killer was, but I was never positive I was correct.
I've never heard of a bachelorette party being referred to as a "hen party" before. I guess that's a British thing. It made me laugh.????
Nora had some really "duh" moments there at the end. I wanted to yell at her through the page.
Another day of yard work. My #BFC goal was to hit 15k steps a day, but 10k steps plus three hours weeding and bringing mulch across the road is equivalent I think. At least I hope it is, because I can‘t move any more.
Only 45 minutes left in this audiobook, and I can‘t wait to see how it‘s resolved.
Today‘s #bfc step count is brought to you by yard work and this very good audiobook.
I started this audiobook yesterday for #BFC and am really enjoying it.
Today‘s step count is low, but I didn‘t realize my Fitbit was dead until noon. I took all of my regular walks though so I should be good.
Tonight‘s walk was fun because the kids came and talked to all of the neighborhood pets. This cat is called Merlin.
Today was my last day of classes for semester, tomorrow I start a new job— so tonight I am curled up in bed reading 📚
Well, this rainy Sunday provided the perfect opportunity to finish this one. I really enjoyed this mystery and Ruth Ware's exploration of memory and it's power- especially in how we perceive self, what we cling to, and how we allow it to manipulate and deceive ourselves- through Nora's story.
Today I was offered a really cool job opportunity for the summer. I spent the day deciding if I should accept it, because I‘m doing so I wouldn‘t be able to take summer courses. It was a super tough choice and I am pretty bummed about pushing out graduation another semester, but I‘m excited to have this experience, so I accepted! And to celebrate/console myself, I bought more books to add to my summer TBR list, now I‘ll have the time to read!
I am back guys. Unfortunately it is with a negative review. In concept I should have loved this book. However, I found the characters so annoying. To be fair I did finish this because I had to know what was going to happen. Ruth Ware‘s writing did get me invested in the story. I just couldn‘t deal with the characters.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ There was absolutely nothing boring about this book. Such a page turner. It has been a long time since reading made me late to work and also cost me a couple hours of sleep. This is a MUST READ. The reviews on the book all say how scary the book is, but fear was not anything I felt. Definitely suspence. I will be reading more of her books. And also recommending to friends. #14bookchallenge #book3of14 #catsoflitsy
The blurb says that this book is a...INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE An NPR Best Book of the Year, 2015 A ShelfAwareness Best Book of the Year,
And it's on so many lists...
I found this book to be very average... I finished it for the sake of finishing it... It's between a so-so and don't bother for me... Average plot & average characters..
I really liked this. It wasn‘t go-go-go from the start, with the hen party and the set up, but it was definitely enough to get me curious as to what was going on. Part-way through, especially with that glass house in the woods, it did get creepy in parts. Of course, it was easy to second-guess everything that went on, with Nora not really being able to remember what had happened. There was more history between Clair and Nora to delve into, as well
There is something unsettling about Ruth Ware‘s books....not in a straightforward way, but kind of beneath the surface. I think some of it has to do with the audiobook narrator, Imogen Church, who seems to narrate all of Ware‘s books. She has a certain eerie, disturbing quality to her voice that‘s hard to pinpoint. At any rate, I enjoyed this one!
If you decide to read this book, just be aware that the expectations are very low. It does give you that "oh shit what's gonna happen vibe" and then, nothing. The plot of the story was good, only if there was more scary moments. It was not scary, but it could have been if written differently to make the novel creepy and sinister. Thank you, next book and moving forward.
Such a good read! Kept me in the edge of my seat. 4 fantastic stars!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
1. I need to read this for book club on Monday, and I haven‘t even cracked the cover yet!
2. I might have to work, but it‘s okay because it‘s an easy way to get some comp time.
3. A few times when I was a kid playing in the grass.
4. I‘m going there in May!
5. Hello there!
I finished this book a bit ago, but looking back I'm just so happy with it. Enjoying this genre gets tough- stories get predictable and character personalities get old. But Ware centered her book around characters with a background in acting, which meant I trusted nobody and took everything in. ❤️
I really enjoyed this one. I did get a little frustrated towards the end when I knew the who and what but it took the heroine a bit to put it together. I enjoyed Ruth Ware‘s writing style and this is my first novel of hers. Any recommendations of what to read next of hers?