In A Dark Dark Wood

 

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‘In a dark dark wood’ by Ruth Ware. I picked this book up over a year ago but only got round to reading it last month.

‘Nora hasn’t seen Clare for ten years. Not since the day Nora walked out of her old life and never looked back. Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen party arrives. A weekend in a remote cottage – the perfect opportunity for Nora to reconnect with her best friend, to put the past behind her.Β 

But something goes wrong.

Very wrong.

And secrets and lies unravel, out in the dark, dark wood the past will finally catch up with Nora.’

I have very mixed emotions towards this book. I couldn’t put the thing down from start to end, but I was continuously complaining about it!. It starts off quite slow, and then BANG!, WOLLOP! everything is suddenly turned upside down. It was an entertaining read, but if you are going to pick this one up, please be aware that you will become rather upset and angry by the end.

This book had me ranting to my partner about how upset it made me. I felt so sorry for certain characters! I don’t believe anyone would do such things unless they were mentally unstable. I don’t like including spoilers so I won’t drag on about it but the conclusion to the events in this book were a little bit over the top and just plain annoying. (The ending sentence didn’t really make sense to me too, I felt like it was a bit random and un-needed.) Some of the characters are seriously messed up! but I did really like Nina. She was the only character that didn’t annoy me..

Why? Why is this book so cruel?!

Basically, I felt a bit wounded after reading this one, but I will give it a good rating as I did find it to be quite a page turner.

3/5 stars ***

(Note to self: Start reading happier books)

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Our Endless Numbered Days

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I’m a sucker for any story set in a forest, Fairytale or not I will read it. The cover for this book really stood out to me with the lovely shades of blue and white. I really had no Idea what the story would be about as the blurb gave nothing away, but I feel that this can make a book so much more intriguing. I don’t plan to spoil this book for anyone but I will give you a brief outline to what it entails. (Let’s keep it short and sweet).

A father takes his eight-year-oldΒ daughter to live in an isolated cabin in the wilderness and tells her that the rest of the world has been destroyed. Together they survive off the land around them.

I really enjoyed this read and would recommend it to absolutely anyone. This book also taught me a few things which might come in useful if I ever end up stranded in the wilderness in need of survival skills. Claire Fuller is an author I haven’t really come across before but I will definitely be looking into more of her writing as it really is beautiful and imaginative.

4/5 stars

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