In a Dark, Dark Wood - Ruth Ware

Nora wakes up injured in hospital bed with no recollection of the events of the bachelorette party that landed her there. Unsure if she can trust her own mind, Nora must piece together the puzzle before it’s too late.


Nora, a crime fiction writer, is perplexed to receive an invitation to a hen do (bachelorette) party for a friend she hasn’t been in touch with for a decade. At the coaxing of a mutual friend, Nora decides to attend the weekend getaway in the English countryside. In a remote cabin deep in the woods, Nora is sequestered with five other guests. Struggling to put the past behind her, moments she thought were forgotten start to creep into to the present. Soon, the guests realize something is not right about the party. Nora knew she’d have trouble getting through the weekend, but she never thought her own survival would be at stake.


Recommended for fans of suspenseful, psychological mysteries with a female lead such as Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, and I Let You Go.