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Ruth Ware

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About the Author

Ruth Ware grew up in Lewes, in Sussex. 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. In a Dark, Dark Wood is her début thriller. Ruth's näytä lisää second novel, The Woman in Cabin 10, became a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

The Woman in Cabin 10 (2016) 5,519 kappaletta
Synkän metsän siimeksessä (2015) 4,148 kappaletta
The Death of Mrs. Westaway (2018) 2,782 kappaletta
The Lying Game (2017) 2,693 kappaletta
The Turn of the Key (2019) 2,593 kappaletta
One by One (2020) 1,934 kappaletta
The It Girl (2022) 1,233 kappaletta
Zero Days (2023) 481 kappaletta
Snowflakes (2020) 88 kappaletta
The Property Ladder (2018) 6 kappaletta
Das College (2022) 5 kappaletta
We Will Be Watching 4 kappaletta
Ruth Ware Boxed Set (2021) 1 kappale
Chata v horách 1 kappale

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West Sussex, England, UK
West Sussex, England, UK
Paris, France
London, England, UK
Manchester University
press officer
Eve White
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Ruth Ware (born 1977), alias for Ruth Warburton, is a British psychological crime thriller author. Her novels include In a Dark, Dark Wood (2015), The Woman in Cabin 10 (2016), The Lying Game (2017) and The Death of Mrs Westaway (2018). Both In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 were on the U.K.'s Sunday Times and The New York Times top ten bestseller lists. She is represented by Eve White of the Eve White Literary Agency. She switched to Ruth Ware to distinguish her crime novels from the young adult fantasy novels published under her name, Ruth Warburton.

Ruth Ware was born in 1977 and grew up in Lewes. She studied English at Manchester University, where she developed a fascination with Old English and Middle English texts.

Before her writing career, Ware worked as a waitress, a bookseller and a publicist. She also spent time in Paris, teaching English as a foreign language.

Ware now lives near Brighton.



The It Girl by Ruth Ware is a psychological thriller about a woman whose roommate was killed and her killer was imprisoned. However, the woman believes that the wrong person was convicted and she searches her past to figure out who the killer really is.

This was the first book I’ve read by Ruth Ware and I like her writing style. She writes smoothly and keeps the storyline moving. I didn’t feel that there was a single slow part in the book. The killer was not obvious and the motive / cause of death was very creative and I didn’t see it coming.

★★★★★ I don’t have anything negative to say about this one! I would recommend.
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OMBWarrior47 | 58 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 3, 2023 |
I enjoyed reading this, but admittedly, it’s not my favorite mystery/suspense book. The premise is interesting: A beautiful, popular girl is murdered in college, and the perpetrator is caught - or so everyone thinks. Ten years later, it comes out that he might be innocent, forcing our protagonist, Hannah, and April’s college best friend, to confront the secrets of their past and unearth the truth. I also heard lots of great things about this book here on GR and on Bookstagram. And I really enjoyed In A Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10, so I was excited for Ruth Ware’s next offering.

I admit, I normally love stories like this. Give me all the secrets! But this was just…lacking something. Lacking the buildup of intrigue and that “omg I need to know what happens next RIGHT NOW” feeling. This book is also really long for a mystery/thriller, and many scenes dragged out and I found myself skimming a few times, and not missing much. Perhaps if it had 50-100 pages cut out, it could have been more effective in maintaining the tension throughout.

I was interested enough to keep reading to the end, though, but I took my time. When the reveal came at the end, instead of thinking “OMG” it was along the lines of “WTF?” Seems like it came out of nowhere. Then everything was explained away in an infodump at the end.

There were a couple twists that I didn’t see coming, so I appreciated that. I enjoyed reading about the group of friends, then and now, and their college lives.

It’s told in Hannah’s POV in third person, alternating between ‘Before’ (during her college days) and ‘After’ segments (present day).

Recommended for those who enjoy a slower mystery/suspense story.
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galian84 | 58 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 1, 2023 |
One By One (2020) by Ruth Ware. This is a suspense mystery a’la Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None (or whatever version of the title you might have read) but it doesn’t string the mystery along as far as that book did. This is a version of the locked room mystery. Instead of a body in a room, there are bodies scattered about an isolate ski chalet that has been cut off from the rest of the world by an avalanche. The chalet has been let for a week by Snoop.com for its top four people and their assistants, to relax and ski and talk about the future of this fledgeling internet company.
Or make that top ten. Everyone forgets about Liz. She’s not actually working for the company now, her days as a secretary/gopher long gone. Now she is one of five shareholders in the company, a company that could soon be with 12 million to Liz for her 2% of the shares. The rest of the shares are split between Topher and Eva (30% each), and Rik and Elliot with 19% each. The shareholders are evenly, but contentiously split between remaining private or taking a buyout offer.
Leaving Liz as the deciding vote.
It takes some time into the book before the first murder happens. Eva, a superb skier, may have skied off a most dangerous black run that was supposed to have been closed. She is soon followed by what might have been a suicide or a murder, quickly trailed by a certain murder.
Of course in a thriller the cardinal rule is: if you don’t actually see and touch and prove to yourself that a person is dead, are they really dead?
The avalanche finds this bickering group trapped in such a remote location that, thanks to the weather, has no internet, no phone reception, no land line and soon no electricity as the massive snow impact has destroyed the generator, the only source of power for the chalet.
There are two more occupants of the place: Danny the chef and Erin the all-around servant for the group. They are employed by the ski company that owns and lets a series of chalets. They begin to wonder what horror has been inflected upon them and how can they survive.
Like any good thriller, there are plots twists and turns, but not as many you might have expected. Every member of the cast has a secret, some of which are uncovered rudely, some revealed begrudgingly, and some we never do discover.
Plus there is a thrilling finale to the story that will have you enraptured.
The only downside to this thriller is the ending I’m talking about doesn’t actually come at the end of the story. Instead the book seems to putt-putt-putt along for another thirty pages or so. Those pages wrap up some loose ends but I’m not certain they actually needed wrapping up.
Overall I feel this is a very worthy read.
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