Bespectacled folks are often seen as studious types who are quick to silence the faintest of whispers when they’re head-down in their favorite place—a book.
Who doesn't love a good memoir? There's something so wonderfully compelling about gaining access to someone's innermost thoughts. It's like finding your sister's unlocked diary with pages upon pages of intimate details waiting for you to inspect and absorb, and all without the childhood risk of being chased down the street and a threat of telling mom.
Ruth Ware's debut thriller "In a Dark, Dark Wood" opens with a twenty-something crime writer lying in a hospital room confused, battered, and more than a little uneasy. As her thoughts begin to clear, she starts to piece together the days and hours prior that all began at her estranged high school friend's hen party. Or, as we'd say in the States, bachelorette party. It's been ten years since they've seen each other, and awkward doesn't begin to describe their deadly reunion.