In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware ~ Fiction Book Review

wpb18I LOVED this book! Not because it was so wonderfully written or such a great story. (Maybe I should amend my opening statement.) I REALLY enjoyed this book, for reasons that may be hard to describe. It was a nice blend of dark and light, of sinister and funny, which may or may not have been the author’s intention.  Plus, I have a soft spot for British books written with a strong vernacular.

The book centers around a hen party (bachelorette party in America). Can you think of a better setting for a murder? I mean, really, when I read the blurb I thought, “What fun! That’s the PERFECT situation for homicidal intentions to brew.” To be honest, I was a little jealous that I didn’t think of the idea first. The very premise of the book tickled my funny bone. I love plots with a sardonic edge. So maybe it was the idea of the book I loved more than the actual work – I’m not entirely sure – I think I’m too biased on this occasion to say for sure.

The bottom line is that for whatever reason, I really did enjoy this book. The humor may have only been in my head, but this was a quick, fun read. Exactly what I needed, when I needed it. 5 stars.

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