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This week for What to Read Wednesdays I've got a thriller and soon to be movie for you. In a Dark, Dark, Wood intrigued me because the title reminded me of one of my favorite children's books In a Dark, Dark, Room. I read In a Dark, Dark Wood in 2016 (actually I listened to it) and it was a very captivating read, though nothing really like my childhood scary stories book.
In a Dark, Dark Wood was written by Ruth Ware and became an instant New York Times Best Seller when it was published in 2015. It follows Nora Shaw, a writer who is invited to her old college friend's, Clare, hen-do (a bachelorette party essentially but bigger). Nora is confused because she hasn't talked to Clare in years, and they weren't exactly on good terms. The weekend holiday has a tragic turn of events when a man is shot and then Nora ends up in the hospital unable to recall any of the events from the weekend. Now she's the prime suspect!
In a Dark, Dark, Wood is a fun psychological thriller. It's a quick read and you'll probably like it if you liked Gone Girl (I haven't read this yet, though it's on my shelf) and The Girl on the Train (I listened to this around the same time as In a Dark, Dark Wood and I loved it). I didn't find it completely predictable so it made it an interesting story that kept me on my toes. It isn't your classic fast-paced mystery book with police chases and shootouts. But the unanswered questions really intrigued me and kept me tuned into the story.
AND Reese Witherspoon's production company, Pacific Standard, is attached to the movie adaptation and you know I'm going to be watching it! If you're like me and love to compare books to their movies, you'll for sure want to read this book.
So do you like mysteries and thrillers? Will you be reading In a Dark, Dark Wood? Let us know in the comments below.
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