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The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

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Book Summary

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.


Condition: Like New (may contain a publisher extra mark)

Hardcover, Published May 29th 2018 by Scout Press

2 reviews for The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

  1. KC

    Ruth Ware is so hit or miss for me. This time it was a miss. My favorites from her are One by One or Turn of the Key. I recommend starting there. This one started off interesting, but I found it very boring. Regardless she remains an autobuy author for me and I recommend you seeing for yourself!

  2. Chandra

    The thing with Ruth Ware, is that she builds this perfect atmosphere for the set she’s trying to create. In A Dark, Dark Wood, we had that hen party drama that, let’s face it, is always fun to read. In The Woman in Cabin 10, we have the ship and tense feeling of someone going overboard at any given moment and then in The Lying Game we get back to a group of women and all the drama that can entail. With The Death of Mrs. Westaway, now we have a setting in an old worn down house where a family that’s basically all estranged with each other congregate over the will of their matriarch… who certainly doesn’t seem loved by any.

    Hal thinks there’s a case of mistaken identity when she gets a letter about an inheritance she may have from the late Mrs. Westaway. The longer she is around the family and the further she digs in to their history, the more she gets a sense of unease that even her tarot cards can’t help figure out.

    I do love the way Ware writes. It’s easy to follow, it flows and she will always be an auto-buy author for me. While I did enjoy this story, I wasn’t ever shocked with any of the news and didn’t quite get that “thriller” feel. Honestly, I think my favorite scene is when she does a reading for Kitty as somehow that’s when I felt most connected to Hal. I was engaged in the story but I never felt that HOOK… that need to know.. that OH MY GOD WHAT’S HAPPENING?! That’s not to say that isn’t a good story. It absolutely IS. The atmosphere is fantastic. However, I did feel that some parts dragged, but honestly – what type of family reunion doesn’t – am I right? 😉

    All in all, another top notch story from the amazing Ruth Ware. This didn’t quite work for me as well as some of her other books but it certainly doesn’t take her off my top women thriller writer’s list either. I just can’t see that ever happening.

    Perfect for lovers of that gothic suspenseful read around an old house full of secrets.
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