The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
Thank you to Gallery Books for my free review copy.
Goodreads Synopsis: On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person—but also that the cold-reading skills she’s honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money.
Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased…where it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the centre of it.
Review: Ruth Ware became an auto-buy author as soon as I finished her first book In a Dark, Dark Wood a couple of years ago. Since then I’ve devoured and loved everything else she’s written. This book was no exception. The plot was truly original and unputdownable. I thought I had the deceptive web figured out, but unsurprisingly I was wrong. Although I’ve yet to read many of Agatha Christie’s books, I can see why Ware is often referred to as the Christie of our time. The Death of Mrs. Westaway gave me major And Then There Were None vibes. Taking place almost entirely on the Westaway estate, the novel is atmospheric and the manor is truly its own character. I’m already looking forward to whatever Ware comes out with next.
Publisher: Gallery Books/Scout Press
Publication Date: May 29, 2018
Overall Rating: 5/5