In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware – a Mysterious Invitation

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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

23346377Someone’s getting married. Someone’s getting murdered. Same difference. (source)

*SPOILER OVER YONDER*

A mysterious email arrives inviting you to the “hen party” (that’s British for Bachelorette Party) of a long estranged friend. You have had no contact with this friend for ten years. The party will be at an isolated glass house in the woods with poor cell phone reception.

Do you accept?

No? What if I told you there would be ample tequila, cocaine, a seance, clay pigeon shooting, Chekov’s shotgun over the mantle, and the whole thing is put on by a manic friend of the bride who is obsessively devoted…

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The Dandelion Clock by Sarah Key

The Blithering Bibliomaniacs

Reviewed by: Robyn

The Book
Helene has wandered the streets of Cape Town for 15 years in mute silence with her dog, following her release from a state mental facility. When a fellow hobo is shot dead in an obvious case of mistaken identity, she falls back to the outskirts of town relying on the snippets of memory of former, happier years. Petra has always called her Titania and when her hobo friend vanishes and the reports of murders are released to the public, she knows that her silent friend is in danger and embarks on a desperate search to find her before it is too late.

My Thoughts
I liked
1. There’s a very eclectic cast of characters throughout the book, and while there are a number of them who I would consider to be more ‘filler’ characters, there are the three main ladies and our two evil doers…

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Review: The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer @belindabauer @thomassshill

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Release date: November 17, 2016

Publisher: Bantam Press

Genre: Mystery/Thriller, Crime Fiction

Blurb:

There’s no safety in numbers . . .


Eve Singer needs death. With her career as a TV crime reporter flagging, she’ll do anything to satisfy her ghoulish audience.


The killer needs death too. He even advertises his macabre public performances, where he hopes to show the whole world the beauty of dying.


When he contacts Eve, she welcomes the chance to be first with the news from every gory scene. Until she realizes that the killer has two obsessions.


One is public murder.


And the other one is her . . .

Review:

I’ve been waiting to read this one for months having heard great things about it from other reviewers and I was really happy when I realized that release date was finally here and I could pick…

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