Ruth Ware’s “In a Dark, Dark Wood” & “The Lying Game”

I don’t know what to say about Ruth Ware’s books. After reading The Woman in Cabin 10, I was excited to read her other books: In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Lying Game.

I have to say, I was disappointed in finishing these books. The Lying Game read like Pretty Little Liars. There were lots of trivial side story lines and it  was anti-climatic. The last 20 pages were probably the most interesting part of the novel, while the rest was rather boring.

The Lying Game

The Lying Game follows four friends with a secret they swore they would never talk about. They met at an all girls boarding school where they would play “The Lying Game.” Points were awarded based on how well they told a  lie depending on the circumstance they were in. The most important rule of the The Lying Game was that they would never lie to each other – until several years later when the secret that binds them is on the brink of being discovered.

In a Dark, Dark Wood

In a Dark, Dark Wood follows Nora who is invited to a hen party, for someone she has not seen in ten years. Nora abruptly leaves school losing touch with her past life. This premise offers more mystery because there are less characters offering the author more room for character development.

Overall, if you are having to choose your next read In a Dark, Dark Wood reads better than The Lying Game.

Leave a Reply