In a Dark, Dark Wood Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
In a Dark, Dark Wood is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
User reviews about the book
Good, not great.
It wasn’t what I thought it would be. I like the mysteriousness of it, but it felt a little drawn out. I found myself getting bored with it from time to time. However, I liked the characters a lot, and the ending was somewhat satisfying.
In a Dark Dark Wood
Good read, hard to put down, lots of guessing who’s the bad guy.
Don't waste your money
I've never actually written a book review, but this book was so bad, I thought I should.
Dragged Out, But Good Ending
Had a hard time getting into this book, but twist that unfold at the end made finishing the book well worth it.
I absolutely loved this novel. There is so much detail that went into this story; I truly enjoyed everything about this novel. Once you discover the ending and who did it, you realize the genius of Ware's writing. I also loved Ware's writing style; it was so clear when you switched timelines, yet both run so smoothly side by side.
Is this book supposed to be scary?
I was overwhelmingly bored by this book. For something that's chocked up to be so scary you should read it "with the lights on", I was surprised that I could count only five things that were at all unnerving within the first 3/4 of the book. If anything, this should be labeled a simple crime novel, even though the crime itself isn't really that interesting. The thing that annoyed me the most though, is that a big secret is dangled in front of your face for the whole novel, and when it's finally revealed, it is a huge let down. I'm completely over this book.
Completely predictable, not at all thrilling
I am still unable to understand any of the "reviews" plastered to the front of this book or inside it's cover in stores. The story was so predictable, I knew what was coming a third of the way in, nearly to the letter, and certainly halfway in. Nothing was thrilling about it because of its predictability. I also found nothing about the main character compelling and felt no empathy for her background or the resulting tale. An absolute disappointment and a shame to waste with a bestseller label. Save your money.
Had potential, ultimately disappointing
I really wanted to like this book. But I just didn't. The first half of the book is lackluster. The main character, Leonora (aka Lee, Leo, and Nora) wasn't very likeable to begin with. In fact, none of the characters were. I found myself not caring who the victim of murder would be or why. There simply was no character attachment or bond built up. Each character was obnoxious in their own way.
Nora had a high school sweetheart she hasn't gotten over 10 years later.... she gets invited to her ex HS best friends hen weekend (bachelorette party) at a glass house in the woods. Even though they haven't spoken in 10 years. Cue murder mystery.
Towards the end, there's some suspense. But it quickly fizzled when I was able to accurately predict the rest of the story and the murderer. I really felt let down by this writer and this "who done it" novel. The writing also felt elementary at best and could have used more depth. Overall, it was a quick boring read and I would not recommend this book.
The only thing " scary" about this book was how predictable it was.
By Natural RN Mel
This book is amazing !!!! Great read I actual read her second book first and thought that was amazing as well and had to read her first can't wait for her next book to come out !!!