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 personbut also that the cold-reading skills shes honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money.Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceasedwhere it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the centre of it....
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The Death of Mrs. Westaway Reviews
The cover of “The Death of Mrs. Westaway” is perfect to draw the reader into Ruth Ware’s new book. The gothic sense of creepiness from the cover is further enhanced by the evocative descriptions of the crumbling old mansion Mrs. Westaway lived in. And then there are the characters - what brilliantly conceived characters!
Hal, who believes she has no living relatives receives a letter informing her that she has received a bequeath from her Grandmother. Curious and in desperate financial ...more
4.5 fascinating Gothic stars
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This was my first Ruth Ware book. I know, where have I been? .....and boy I was not in the least disappointed. Put together a somewhat mistaken identity, a young girl on the run from a dangerous creditor of the broken teeth, broken bone variety, a strange family, a missing sister, a Gothic mansion, an old, scary, nasty housekeeper, and the death of the matriarch and you have the makings of this wond ...more
"Centered around slow building suspense and tension you could cut with a knife, gothic thriller THE DEATH OF MRS. WESTAWAY is Ms. Ware's most ambitious and entertaining novel to date."
All hail Queen Ruth Ware! It's no secret that lady authors have been taking over the psychological thriller scene in the past decade (GiRl PoWeR), but there are a handful that seem to come to the forefront when planning out what we want to read over the summer months. Ms. Ware has been a highly coveted name in rece ...more
(3.5) The gothic ambience in the Trespassen house was perfect for all the family secrets.
You'll spend the whole book trying to figure if/how the main character is related to everyone and who's lying!
A great read!
I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
First and foremost, I'm happy to say that RUTH WARE IS BACK! I've been a fan of Ruth Ware since Day 1. In a Dark, Dark Wood was such a good debut light-mystery novel and The Woman in Cabin 10 was one of my favorite mystery novels of all time. After my disappointment with The Lying Game, I still was hopeful for The Death of Mrs. Westaway . Ruth Ware went back to her roots with The Death of Mrs. Westaway and created a robust, multifaceted, and fascinating story. Seriously guys, I read this 360+ ...more
Another winner from Ruth Ware. I've read all of her books and think this is my second favorite behind "The Girl in Cabin 10." I really loved the claustrophobic atmosphere of the small cruise ship in that one.
"Mrs. Westaway" has a ton of gothic English atmosphere. Harriet ("Hal") lives alone in an old Brighton flat that she has lived in since she was a child. She never knew her father and her beloved mother has recently passed away in a car accident. Hal makes a scant living as a tarot card reade ...more
I love the bleakness in Ware's novels. I love her independent female protagonists, they don't need a man to rely on, or solve their problems, a lot different than the usual damsel in distress.
The Death of Mrs Westaway was an exceptionally well-written book. We follow the story of Hal, crushed by her mother's sudden death she's trying to make a living inheriting her Tarot reading business on Brighton pier, until a letter changes her life forever. She's been pulled into an inheritance drama, whic ...more
So, here's the thing. You can't really compare Ruth Ware to any contemporary writers. The pure "old-fashioned-ness" of her writing style is so refreshing that it comes across as modern. Weird, huh? You gotta go way back to find Ware's influences. Yep, that's Daphne Du Maurier, Agatha Christie and Patricia Highsmith.
These fantastic female authors constructed some of the best psychological suspense novels ever written, but they aren't quickly devoured like a lot of this genre's current ...more