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In a Dark, Dark Wood
In a Dark, Dark Wood | Ruth Ware
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, 2015 An Entertainment Weekly Summer Books Pick A Buzzfeed “31 Books to Get Excited About this Summer” Pick A Publishers Weekly “Top Ten Mysteries and Thrillers” Pick A BookReporter Summer Reading Pick A New York Post “Best Novels to Read this Summer” Pick A Shelf Awareness “Book Expo America 2015 Buzz Book” Pick What should be a cozy and fun-filled weekend deep in the English countryside takes a sinister turn in Ruth Ware’s suspenseful, compulsive, and darkly twisted psychological thriller.Leonora, known to some as Lee and others as Nora, is a reclusive crime writer, unwilling to leave her “nest” of an apartment unless it is absolutely necessary. When a friend she hasn’t seen or spoken to in years unexpectedly invites Nora (Lee?) to a weekend away in an eerie glass house deep in the English countryside, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. Forty-eight hours later, she wakes up in a hospital bed injured but alive, with the knowledge that someone is dead. Wondering not “what happened?” but “what have I done?”, Nora (Lee?) tries to piece together the events of the past weekend. Working to uncover secrets, reveal motives, and find answers, Nora (Lee?) must revisit parts of herself that she would much rather leave buried where they belong: in the past. In the tradition of Paula Hawkins's instant New York Times bestseller The Girl On the Train and S. J. Watson’s riveting national sensation Before I Go To Sleep, this gripping literary debut from UK novelist Ruth Ware will leave you on the edge of your seat through the very last page.
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JadeBethJ
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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,

Lisawb Suspense? Mystery? 5h
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Latrelwhite
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What a great ride! 💕

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eris404
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erzascarletbookgasm
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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. 😉👍

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Laughterhp
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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!

RocketMom Loved this one! 1mo
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beautifulcrevice
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hey.. i LIKE trivial pursuit! 😅 #inadarkdarkwood #mfmbookclub

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j.rye
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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!

Crazeedi Hes so sweet, congrats on the adoption!🐶❤ 1mo
xicanti Cuteness overload! 1mo
Erofan Aw! Cuties 🐕❤❤ 1mo
Megabooks So cute!!!! 1mo
j.rye Thanks everyone! He‘s definitely a cutie 😍 1mo
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Laughterhp
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1. Tagged and Jade City by Fonda Lee
2. Game of Thrones I guess (didn‘t read the books). Before that The ABC Murders on Prime (which I did read)
3. Good Omens (even though I bailed on the book)

#weekendreads

Freespirit The ABC murders was great! 1mo
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Laughterhp
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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

Mitch Sounds a perfect vacation 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
QuietlyLaura Have a wonderful time! 1mo
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Eggbeater
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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.

TrishB Hen and stag parties here. 2mo
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Lmass23

About 2 weeks ago, I decided I was going to try to read more. Well, I read all of Ruth Ware‘s books in that timeframe! Any recommendations for similar books/authors?

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Bookwormjillk
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This thriller audiobook kept me walking, weeding, and doing laundry long past when I would normally quit. It‘s one of those where you kind of know who did it, but you have to keep listening to find out how and why.

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Bookwormjillk
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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.

BethM Totally counts! 🎉 2mo
wanderinglynn Yard work is hard work! Totally counts! Way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
TheSpineView Good job! 2mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Today‘s #bfc step count is brought to you by yard work and this very good audiobook.

britt_brooke Beautiful photo! 🐝 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! Yard work is an excellent workout. 🙌🏻 and great photo! 2mo
catebutler What a lovely photo, I‘d love to step right into this picture. 🐝🌿 2mo
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CoffeeNBooks I loved this book! Great photo! 2mo
BookwormAHN Lovely 👏🏻 2mo
BooknerdsLife LOVE LOVE LOVE this photo! 😍🌸🐝🌿💜 2mo
Megabooks Yard work can be so satisfying! 2mo
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Bookwormjillk
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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.

Megabooks How cute! 2mo
marleed I liked this book. You are reminding me to go to goodreads and follow this author! 2mo
BookwormAHN Nice walk, cute kids and a good book ✔ 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Sorry your battery was dead—that‘s happen to me more than once. 2mo
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Tashaxlynn
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What a creepy novel!

Latrelwhite Creepy but good!😊 3w
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EmilieGR
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Predicted the ending before I finished the first chapter

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Tashaxlynn
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How I spent my lunch break #drpepperismyweakness #spidermanfarfromhome

wanderinglynn Dr. Pepper! 🙌🏻 3mo
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Tashaxlynn
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When I can feel myself getting tired, but my bookmark reminds me that sleep is good, but books are better! 😜

JohannaRose Haha I love that! 😂 It‘s true though! 3mo
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Tashaxlynn
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Today was my last day of classes for semester, tomorrow I start a new job— so tonight I am curled up in bed reading 📚

baes Good-luck with the new job! 3mo
wanderinglynn Best wishes for a fantastic first day! 3mo
BookishMarginalia Good luck! 3mo
Tashaxlynn Thank you guys, that‘s so sweet of you! @baes @wanderinglynn @BookishMarginalia (edited) 3mo
Krinak Good luck and yay for last day of classes!! 3mo
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BekaReid
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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.

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BekaReid
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Rainy Sunday morning reading. 🌧☕

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Tashaxlynn
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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!

Prettytears Congratulations, and perfect gift you gave yourself there😊 3mo
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megzlynn
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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.

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RadicalReader Heard this was wonderful 3mo
MrBook Glad you‘re back! 😁👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
OnlyYoo I didn‘t care for this much either. Lol honestly can‘t even remember what happened 3mo
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scowler1 Same here, the characters were all ****'s 3mo
tammysue 👋🏻 happy you‘re back! 3mo
anissaannalise i understand. this is the only ware book i somewhat liked. i've tried two more & have given up. she does have great book blurb hooks that tempt me. 3mo
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The.Great.Catsby
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 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

Pricel101 Sold, on my TBR!📚 3mo
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Psychobabble
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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..

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LibraryCin
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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

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Coleen
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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!

MMFinck I like it too 3mo
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jennyfromindy
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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.

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Bookladylinda
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Such a good read! Kept me in the edge of my seat. 4 fantastic stars!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

hermyknee Ooh I listened to this one on audio and really enjoyed it! I mostly listened on my commutes to and from work and I remember just sitting in my car not wanting to go in 😂 I had to know what happened next! 4mo
Bookladylinda @hermyknee I love the narrator that reads Ruth Ware‘s books, she is so good! 4mo
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UnabridgedPod
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟GIVEAWAY!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟⠀

In my continued efforts to clean up my shelves AND share books, I'm hosting this #bookstack giveaway. You can choose THREE of the books from this stack.

Head over to @ jen.loves.books on Instagram for details!!

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Bookladylinda
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1. In A Dark, Dark Wood, The Hunger & The Lost Man
2. In A Dar, Dark Wood
3. Almost night

AllieLovesBooks 1. American Gods, the Hobbit, Harry Potter and the half-blood prince! 📚 2. A Monster Calls 💔 3. Night 4mo
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AmyG
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Going to start this first of Ruth Ware‘s books for #Booked2019 #Spring #Night-Oriented Title

MommyOfTwo I liked this one 4mo
CoffeeNBooks I hope you like it! This is my favorite of her books. 4mo
TNbookworm This is my favorite book of hers! 4mo
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Nevermore88 Please let me know how it is. 4mo
AmyG @Nevermore88 I will do better than that....I will send it to you when I‘m done! 4mo
Nevermore88 Really? Wow, that‘s awesome 😎 thanks! 4mo
AmyG @Nevermore My pleasure! I will let you know when I am done. 4mo
AmyG @Nevermore88 HEY, can you email me your address...gratefulmom58 at gmail. I finished the book (it was really good) and can send it to you next week. 4mo
Nevermore88 Wow that was fast lol . Sending now. 4mo
AmyG @Nevermore88 Ha! I finally have time to read-so I am making the most of it! 4mo
Nevermore88 Lol 😂 4mo
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Bookladylinda
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Buddy reading this one with some friends on Goodreads.

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Susanita
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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!
#hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🍀 4mo
AmyG It‘s a good book. I found that the start was a bit slow, but then it picked up. 4mo
TheDaysGoBy I enjoyed the book. Much more than 4mo
Susanita @AmyG @TheDaysGoBy That turned into a wild ride! 4mo
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imabusybee
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Sunday is a funday with my book and coffee.

AmyG Ha! I just picked this up to read! 4mo
imabusybee @AmyG I hope you like it..I finished in just a few hours. 4mo
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startwithgivens
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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. ❤️

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Samary
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I enjoyed it, not mind blowing and not bad.

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AshleyB89
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I am running

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺🌸 5mo
CoffeeNBooks This was the first Ruth Ware book I read, a few months ago, and it remains my favorite of her books!! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 5mo
AshleyB89 @CoffeeNBooks I am loving it so far! 5mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!!♥️❤️💜💙 5mo
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M_gonz
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Started fun but ended up being a bit predictable

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startwithgivens
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I started a new book last night! It's due back at the library in just a few short days but I'm confident that I'm going to breeze through this one!

k.reads.5 I really enjoyed this one! 5mo
startwithgivens Looking back on this one, I'm so much happier with it than I thought I was at the time! 5mo
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ashbridgess
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Obsessed with this book!! If you haven‘t read it I DEEPLY recommend.

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vocalartillery
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It‘s freezing today, so it‘s time for scary stories and warm blankets.

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hollylynnbee
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I was recommended this by a friend and now I recommend it to everyone! Very dark psychological thriller, a must read.

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IndoorDame
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This was my second Ruth Ware, I think this makes it official - I definitely like her

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Kmiloslavich
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D: do you ever have a book in your TBR for so long, but keep avoiding it for some reason? This was that book for me and I‘m so glad i finally read it! It is a little predictable, but it had me hooked from the start!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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KelciesReading16
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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?

CoffeeNBooks I read this recently and really liked it! It was the first Ruth Ware book I'd ever read. Welcome to Litsy! 📚 6mo
BridgetteM Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 6mo
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KelciesReading16 Thank you ladies!!! 6mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!!💜💙♥️ 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 6mo
Butterfinger Welcome!! 6mo
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MDodge
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Finished this up this morning! Solid thriller, although I definitely knew who did it for a while. But still a lot of fun. Now I have to decide what to start next for #24in48 📚

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MDodge
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Hmmm should I have started this before bed?? 🤷🏻‍♀️guess I‘m tired enough to sleep despite how creepy it is 😂. I‘ll be finishing up my last 9 or so hours of reading tomorrow in the morning for #24in48 definitely finishing this mystery then!