The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware ~ Best Selling Author of 📚Woman in Cabin 10, In the Dark Dark Wood, and The Lying Game 📚@RuthWareWriter @ScoutPressBooks @simonschusteruk

“You can’t predict the future, Hal, her mother had reminded her, time and time again. You can’t influence fate, or change what’s out of your control. But you can choose what you yourself do with the cards you’re dealt.”

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, and The Lying Game comes Ruth Ware’s highly anticipated fourth novel.

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, and The Lying Game comes Ruth Ware’s highly anticipated fourth novel.

On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person—but also that the cold-reading skills she’s honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money.

Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased…where it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it.

Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware’s signature suspenseful style, this is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.

The first Ruth Ware book we read was “The Woman in Cabin 10”, then “A Dark Dark Wood” & we just finished this most anticipated best seller “The Death of Mrs. Westaway”. If there’s one thing Ruth Ware does NOT do, it’s disappoint! Sometimes when a bunch of “hub pub” surrounds a book and people talk it up like crazy, by the time you read it, you wonder what all the fuss was about. WELL… no way! Not with this one! Listen up… listen carefully… not only do you want to read this book, it’s also one that you must own in paper copy because you’ll want to revisit it and smell the pages that are dripping with family secrets and mysterious happenings! We swear that when you crack open the book that will be hot off the press, you’ll actually smell the musty, dusty, spooky-old-house mothball smell that Trespassen house will emit right through the pages!

Ok with that said, let’s talk about this book… we have had this in our TBR pile from the moment we were approved on netgalley and have been itching to begin reading, when one day we happen to tune into a live reading of the first chapter by RUTH WARE herself! What a treat! Listening to her read (We Americans just love a British accent), the beginning was like pulling up to a fabulous storyteller with your PJ’s on and a bowl of popcorn! We were sucked right into the story!

Ruth Ware creates characters that are so memorable and loveable or memorable and awful!

Hal, a young girl who has happened upon many losses in her life and has gotten herself in a spot of trouble with some loan sharks, received a letter about a family inheritance that will change her life forever!

When Hal packs her belongings and tarot cards into a bag with her hopes and dreams, she sets off for Trespassen, the property that her family once lived in before her grandmother passed away and left her a fortune!

But…what Hal discovers while staying there will leave you in disbelief! You think YOU have family secrets? Nope… you have nothing on Hal!

You’ll feel like you have been transported back into an old Agatha Christie book, but you’ll have to remember it is written in the present time. We LOVED this story immensely and we challenge anyone who thinks they are bigger fans of Ruth Ware than TWO GIRLS AND A BOOK OBSESSION to say so!

We also have the pleasure of meeting her on her tour to the US! Yay!!!!

Ruth Ware grew up in Sussex, on the south coast of England. After graduating from Manchester University she moved to Paris, before settling in North London. She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language and a press officer, and is the internationally bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, and the forthcoming The Lying Game (July 2017). She is married with two small children.

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