- Harriet Westaway (Hal)
- Maud Westaway
- Able Westaway
- Ezra Westaway
- Mr. Treswick
From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, and The Lying Game comes Ruth Ware’s highly anticipated fourth novel.
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 center of it.
Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware’s signature suspenseful style, this is an addictive thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.
My Review 3.7/5 Stars
If you’ve read Ruth’s books before you will know that her writing is beautiful. Meaning that she can twist and turn stories as you’ve never read before but the downside is the repentance. Ruth can write one sentence in 10 different ways making the book a slow burn. The first 18 chapters go by slow but with an anxious feeling “when will the other shoe drop?”
The Death of Mrs. Westaway is not a predictable story, it’s intriguing and will make you want to finish it and know the truth if you decide to read the first 18 chapters. The only reason why this book is 3.7 and not a 4/5 is because of the repentance because the few last chapters are ThRiLliNg! The build-up is amazing because of that slow burn. You’ll enjoy the twisted unbelievable end.