The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

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Traveling With T purchased this book for her own reading.

The Death of Mrs. Westaway

Summary: From the #1 New York Times bestselling 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 unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

After finally reading The Woman in Cabin 10- I was eager to check out some more of Ruth’s books. A trip to Bouchercon and Half Price Books in Dallas and I was able to score 2 of her hardcover books for a pretty sweet deal.

I buddy read this with Candice of CozyBookWormSociety and had a blast talking out things with her about the book.


What I liked:

The cover. It was creepy and fitted the book’s tone perfectly.

The mystery. It had some red herrings that I loved.

That Hal read tarot cards. I love details like that.


Bottom line: While The Death of Mrs. Westaway does start off a bit slow ( I felt the same way about The Woman in Cabin 10- so that may just be a thing about Ruth Ware books), I encourage you to stick with it because I think it ended up being a good read.


*Traveling With T purchased this for her own reading. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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