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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

Series contributed to
   1. Snowflakes (2020)
Ruth Ware recommends
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(Eddie Flynn, book 2)
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The Woman Next Door (2016)
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"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)
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"Raw, relentless and heart-poundingly real, this book knocked me off my feet like a river in flood."
A Dangerous Crossing (2017)
Rachel Rhys
"A gorgeously atmospheric read, prepare to be transported . . ."
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."
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."
Lock Every Door (2019)
Riley Sager
"Move over, Rosemary's Baby, urban paranoia has a deliciously Gothic new address."
Someone We Know (2019)
Shari Lapeña
"No-one does suburban paranoia like Shari Lapena – this slowly unfurling nightmare will have you biting your nails until the end."
The Family Upstairs (2019)
(Family Upstairs, book 1)
Lisa Jewell
"Rich, dark, and intricately twisted, this enthralling whodunit mixes family saga with domestic noir to brilliantly chilling effect."
Wicked By Design (2019)
(Hester and Crow, book 2)
Katy Moran
"Lush, dark, utterly real and above all achingly romantic."
Pretty as a Picture (2020)
Elizabeth Little
"I am a sucker for a tough yet vulnerable heroine, and in Pretty as a Picture, Elizabeth Little gives the reader an excellent one, and sets her against a brilliantly toxic backdrop of glitz and entitlement."
Mirrorland (2021)
Carole Johnstone
"A dark, twisty and richly atmospheric exploration of the power of imagination."
Hostage (2021)
Clare Mackintosh
"Deliciously creepy."
The Heights (2021)
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"The Queen of the sucker-punch twist."
A Narrow Door (2021)
(Malbry, book 4)
Joanne Harris
"Dark, Gothic, and propulsively readable - past secrets and present discoveries entangle in an intricately crafted conclusion."
Deep Water (2022)
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"Paradise never felt so sinister."
Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six (2022)
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