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In a Dark, Dark Wood de Ruth Ware
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In a Dark, Dark Wood (edició 2018)

de Ruth Ware (Autor)

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"What should be a cozy and fun-filled weekend deep in the English countryside takes a sinister turn in Ruth Ware's suspenseful, compulsive, and darkly twisted psychological thriller. Leonora, known to some as Lee and others as Nora, is a reclusive crime writer, unwilling to leave her "nest" of an apartment unless it is absolutely necessary. When a friend she hasn't seen or spoken to in years unexpectedly invites Nora (Lee?) to a weekend away in an eerie glass house deep in the English countryside, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. Forty-eight hours later, she wakes up in a hospital bed injured but alive, with the knowledge that someone is dead. Wondering not "what happened?" but "what have I done?", Nora (Lee?) tries to piece together the events of the past weekend. Working to uncover secrets, reveal motives, and find answers, Nora (Lee?) must revisit parts of herself that she would much rather leave buried where they belong: in the past. In the tradition of Paula Hawkins's instant New York Times bestseller The Girl On the Train and S. J. Watson's riveting national sensation Before I Go To Sleep, this gripping literary debut from UK novelist Ruth Ware will leave you on the edge of your seat through the very last page"--… (més)
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Títol:In a Dark, Dark Wood
Autors:Ruth Ware (Autor)
Informació:Pocket Books (2018), Edition: Reissue, 400 pages
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In a Dark, Dark Wood de Ruth Ware

  1. 20
    Desconfia de tothom de S. J. Watson (Nickelini)
    Nickelini: Suspense mysteries featuring unreliable memories and isolation
  2. 21
    I aleshores no en quedà cap de Agatha Christie (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: Although In a Dark, Dark Wood features people who know each other, and in And Then There Were None, they're strangers, both locked room mysteries, set in remote areas, have a menacing, foreboding tone: psychologically haunting and a little twisted.… (més)
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    Sometimes I Lie de Alice Feeney (flying_monkeys)
    flying_monkeys: For readers who enjoy a thriller that starts off in the present, after the "incident" happened, told by someone who may (or may not) be an unreliable narrator, with flashbacks that lead up to the "incident."
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Dual review with Swedish first and then English!

SWEDISH REVIEW

I en mörk, mörk skog en intressant psykologisk thriller om en ung kvinna, Nora, som vaknar upp på ett sjukhus, skadad, och utan minnen av vad som hände med henne. Nu måste hon pussla ihop allt som hände från det ögonblick hon fick ett e-postmeddelande om en möhippa för Clare, en vän att hon inte har sett på tio år. För Nora är denna inbjudan ganska förvånande, särskilt eftersom hon inte är inbjuden till bröllopet, och hon vet inte ens vem Clare ska gifta sig med...

Jag måste erkänna att i början tyckte jag inte att berättelsen vara särskilt engagerande. Lätt att läsa ja, men jag hade bara svårt att riktigt gilla karaktärerna eller historien. Jag menar att det var ganska lätt att se att någon kommer att dö och någon kommer att vara mördaren. Skulle den stora twisten vara att Nora själv skulle vara mördaren? Vem vet. Men det kom en punkt när jag plötsligt fann mig väldigt engagerad i vad som hände. Karaktärerna började avslöja saker om sig själva och jag fick en känsla av att svaren på allt låg i det förflutna...

I en mörk, mörk skog visade sig vara en riktigt bra bok. I början, kunde jag som sagt inte riktigt se vad som gjorde boken så speciell, men historien visade sig vara riktigt bra och det fanns några oväntade ögonblick i boken. Kanske inte den mest överraskande slut, men den passade historien. Allt och alla en riktigt bra bok!

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ENGLISH REVIEW

In a Dark, Dark Wood is an interesting psychological thriller about a young woman, Nora, who wakes up in a hospital, injured, but with no memories of what happened to her. Now, she has to piece together everything that happened from the moment she got an email about a bachelorette party for Clares, a friend that she hasn't seen in ten years. For Nora is this invitation quite surprising, especially since she isn't invited to the wedding, and she doesn't even know who Clare is marrying...

For the first part of the book did I not think the book to be especially engaging. Easy to read yes, but I just had a hard time warming up to the characters and the story. I mean it was quite easy to see that someone is going to die and someone will be the killer. Would the great twist be that Nora herself would be the killer? Who knows. But, there came a point when I just found myself quite caught up with the story. The characters started to reveal things about themselves and I got the feeling that the answers to it all lie in the past.

In a Dark, Dark Wood turned out to be a pretty good book. Yes, in the beginning, I failed to see the big deal about the book, but the story turned out to be really good and there were some unexpected moments in the book. Perhaps not the most surprising ending, but it fitted the story. All, and all a really good book!

Thanks to Lind & Co for the review copy! ( )
  MaraBlaise | Jul 23, 2022 |
Dual review with Swedish first and then English!

SWEDISH REVIEW

I en mörk, mörk skog en intressant psykologisk thriller om en ung kvinna, Nora, som vaknar upp på ett sjukhus, skadad, och utan minnen av vad som hände med henne. Nu måste hon pussla ihop allt som hände från det ögonblick hon fick ett e-postmeddelande om en möhippa för Clare, en vän att hon inte har sett på tio år. För Nora är denna inbjudan ganska förvånande, särskilt eftersom hon inte är inbjuden till bröllopet, och hon vet inte ens vem Clare ska gifta sig med...

Jag måste erkänna att i början tyckte jag inte att berättelsen vara särskilt engagerande. Lätt att läsa ja, men jag hade bara svårt att riktigt gilla karaktärerna eller historien. Jag menar att det var ganska lätt att se att någon kommer att dö och någon kommer att vara mördaren. Skulle den stora twisten vara att Nora själv skulle vara mördaren? Vem vet. Men det kom en punkt när jag plötsligt fann mig väldigt engagerad i vad som hände. Karaktärerna började avslöja saker om sig själva och jag fick en känsla av att svaren på allt låg i det förflutna...

I en mörk, mörk skog visade sig vara en riktigt bra bok. I början, kunde jag som sagt inte riktigt se vad som gjorde boken så speciell, men historien visade sig vara riktigt bra och det fanns några oväntade ögonblick i boken. Kanske inte den mest överraskande slut, men den passade historien. Allt och alla en riktigt bra bok!

Tack till Lind & Co för recensionexemplaret!

ENGLISH REVIEW

In a Dark, Dark Wood is an interesting psychological thriller about a young woman, Nora, who wakes up in a hospital, injured, but with no memories of what happened to her. Now, she has to piece together everything that happened from the moment she got an email about a bachelorette party for Clares, a friend that she hasn't seen in ten years. For Nora is this invitation quite surprising, especially since she isn't invited to the wedding, and she doesn't even know who Clare is marrying...

For the first part of the book did I not think the book to be especially engaging. Easy to read yes, but I just had a hard time warming up to the characters and the story. I mean it was quite easy to see that someone is going to die and someone will be the killer. Would the great twist be that Nora herself would be the killer? Who knows. But, there came a point when I just found myself quite caught up with the story. The characters started to reveal things about themselves and I got the feeling that the answers to it all lie in the past.

In a Dark, Dark Wood turned out to be a pretty good book. Yes, in the beginning, I failed to see the big deal about the book, but the story turned out to be really good and there were some unexpected moments in the book. Perhaps not the most surprising ending, but it fitted the story. All, and all a really good book!

Thanks to Lind & Co for the review copy! ( )
  MaraBlaise | Jul 23, 2022 |
I dont know why i keep reading books like this. At least the ending make more sense to me than Gone Girl. I liked Nina's snark a lot. The rest of the characters i rather leave than take. ( )
  Hamptot71 | Jul 18, 2022 |
While this book might have had problems overall I really enjoyed it. It was a super fast read that kept me turning pages to find out what was happening. Any book that keeps me so riveted and wanting to peek ahead to find out what was going on (I didn't peek!) is a success for me. I did pretty much figure it out about 2/3rds of the way through but that didn't stop me from wanting to read on to see if I was right.

The only thing really that really bugged me was the last paragraph. I'm not sure what the author was getting at there about the main character and where she was going with her life after the book ends and I don't care for that kind of ambiguity. ( )
  Luziadovalongo | Jul 14, 2022 |
Not the best of Ware's books. I know I'm the odd man out on this, but I suspect it's more because I read her newer books first. "Woods" felt like Ware testing the formulaic waters. It's not a failure - Once the mystery is underway the book is entertaining. Unfortunately the remarkably dimwitted and unreliable main character nearly kills all interest. It wasn't a huge success for me either.

Big spoiler!

The antagonist is a prime example of Snacky's Law. Tiring. The red herrings are all "girl is crazy" rather than cleverly placed clues.

The theme was memory and loss. That was actually the good part of the book. The memories were the protagonist's dredged up memories from a relationship she had as a 15-year-old high school student. Hardly any of it felt sincere because it didn't seem as if it were coming from a teenager. The clarity of her new trauma brings the old into focus - That was actually pretty good. She goes into heavy denial, but eventually comes around. I enjoyed that part of the book.

The hen party was incredibly boring and one of the reasons it took me so long to read the book. I dreaded opening it up and then fell asleep while reading. The characters were rather dull and forgettable until the action began. I had to return to previously read sections to remind me who was who.


Overall it was a forgettable book, but not the worst way to spend time. ( )
  rabbit-stew | Jun 26, 2022 |
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In a dark, dark wood there was a dark, dark house;
And in the dark, dark house there was a dark, dark room;
And in the dark, dark room there was a dark, dark cupboard;
And in the dark, dark cupboard there was ... a skeleton!
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"What should be a cozy and fun-filled weekend deep in the English countryside takes a sinister turn in Ruth Ware's suspenseful, compulsive, and darkly twisted psychological thriller. Leonora, known to some as Lee and others as Nora, is a reclusive crime writer, unwilling to leave her "nest" of an apartment unless it is absolutely necessary. When a friend she hasn't seen or spoken to in years unexpectedly invites Nora (Lee?) to a weekend away in an eerie glass house deep in the English countryside, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. Forty-eight hours later, she wakes up in a hospital bed injured but alive, with the knowledge that someone is dead. Wondering not "what happened?" but "what have I done?", Nora (Lee?) tries to piece together the events of the past weekend. Working to uncover secrets, reveal motives, and find answers, Nora (Lee?) must revisit parts of herself that she would much rather leave buried where they belong: in the past. In the tradition of Paula Hawkins's instant New York Times bestseller The Girl On the Train and S. J. Watson's riveting national sensation Before I Go To Sleep, this gripping literary debut from UK novelist Ruth Ware will leave you on the edge of your seat through the very last page"--

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