Image of In a Dark, Dark Wood


Image of In a Dark, Dark Wood

Ware’s debut novel sets the stage for her to become a household name. The glass house set in the middle of the forest is the perfect setting for this book full of secrets and lies — where everyone is hiding something and a rock thrown will shatter the facade of friendship. Engaging, suspenseful and mysterious, In A Dark, Dark Wood is like Pretty Little Liars all grown up.

When Lenora (Nora) Shaw gets an invitation to her former best friend’s bridal shower, she is taken aback. She hasn’t spoken to Clare for 10 years. As the interactions between the guests become increasingly awkward, Nora wants nothing more than to go home. Then she finds strange footsteps in the snow, the maid of honor is on the verge of a breakdown and Nora knows someone is hiding something. When she wakes up in the hospital a few days later, she can’t remember what happened or why she is covered in blood — because whatever is hiding in her memory is worse than she could ever imagine. (GALLERY, Aug., 320 pp. $26.00)

Reviewed by: 
Sarah Frobisher