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Ruth Ware

UK flag (b.1977)

Ruth Ware grew up in Lewes, in East 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. Married, with two small children, In a Dark, Dark Wood is her debut thriller.

Genres: Mystery
Ruth Ware recommends
The Woman Next Door (2016)
Cass Green
"Had me gripped from first page to last."
Arrowood (2016)
Laura McHugh
"Kept me guessing and re-guessing all the way to its inexorable conclusion."
The River At Night (2017)
Erica Ferencik
"Raw, relentless and heart-poundingly real, this book knocked me off my feet like a river in flood."
He Said / She Said (2017)
Erin Kelly
"A tour de force-a gripping, twisting, furiously clever read that asks all the right questions, and keeps you guessing until the very end. I loved it."
A Dangerous Crossing (2017)
Rachel Rhys
"A gorgeously atmospheric read, prepare to be transported . . ."
It's Always the Husband (2017)
Michele Campbell
"A page-turning whodunnit that will speak to anyone who's ever had a frenemy."
Every Last Lie (2017)
Mary Kubica
"A page-turning whodunit, and a moving account of grief."
Here and Gone (2017)
Haylen Beck
"An almost unbearably tense nail-biter of a novel. Cancel all your plans and settle in for the ride…"
Our Little Secret (2017)
Roz Nay
"A cracking read. Our Little Secret builds to a deliciously dark conclusion."
Bonfire (2017)
Krysten Ritter
"Dark, disturbing, and compulsively readable."
The Echo Killing (2018)
(Harper McClain, book 1)
Christi Daugherty
"The Echo Killing won me over utterly, from its lush southern setting to the determined vulnerable Harper and her dogged search for the truth."
The Woman in the Window (2018)
A J Finn
"A dark, twisty confection with an irresistible film noir premise. Hitchcock would have snapped up the rights in a heartbeat."
Queenie (2019)
Candice Carty-Williams
"So raw and well-written and painfully relatable. It's also clever and funny and has the most glorious cover."
Wicked By Design (2020)
Katy Moran
"Lush, dark, utterly real and above all achingly romantic."

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