In a Dark, Dark Wood
Ruth Ware

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Narrated By: Imogen Church

Duration: 10 hours and 8 minutes

What to expect

Someone's getting married. Someone's getting murdered.

In a dark, dark wood

Nora hasn't seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back.

There was a dark, dark house

Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen do arrives. Is this a chance for Nora to finally put her past behind her?

And in the dark, dark house there was a dark, dark room

But something goes wrong. Very wrong.

And in the dark, dark room....

Some things can’t stay secret for ever.


Crime & mystery fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction

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[A] chilling psychological thriller...a tense, claustrophobic marriage of secrets, tequila shots and shotguns

Sunday Express

You won’t be able to put down this creepy page-turner


Thrilling, gripping & well-written

Metro, Book of the Week

If the premise might be the sort that Agatha Christie would have toyed with had she been a 21st-century graduate, Ware’s analysis of the power-games some women revel in – and the toxicity in the undertow of some female friendships – is more reminiscent of Sophie Hannah, Christobel Kent, or even Gillian Flynn and Harriet Lane


A slickly plotted, whip smart thriller - genuinely chilling and totally compulsive