The Death of Mrs. Westaway

The Death of Mrs. Westaway

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 centre of it.

Title:The Death of Mrs. Westaway
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781501156212
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About Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware grew up in Sussex, on the south coast of England. After graduating from Manchester University she moved to Paris, before settling in North London. She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language and a press officer. She is married with two small children, and In a Dark, Dark Wood is her début thriller.


    The Death of Mrs. Westaway Reviews

  • Emily May

    There was a lock on the door. Two, in fact. They were long, thick bolts, top and bottom.But they were on the outside. This book was so creepy. In a great way. I'm really glad I finally broke down and...

  • Miranda Reads

    Ehhhh....is it just me or are all these Ruth Ware novels starting to sound the same? Anybody up for a game of BINGO? Blog | Instagram | Twitter...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    "Centered around slow building suspense and tension you could cut with a knife, gothic thriller THE DEATH OF MRS. WESTAWAY is Ms. Ware's most ambitious and entertaining novel to date."All hail Queen R...

  • Meredith

    NEVER BELIEVE YOUR OWN LIES. The Death of Mrs. Westaway is a cleverly crafted atmospheric mystery fueled by deceit. Since I was not a fan of The Lying Game, I was hesitant to read this, but I am ...

  • Emma

    This is one of those books that relies on conversations not had, coincidences, misunderstandings or misexplainations, and a serious dose of people seemingly deliberately taking the least likely option...

  • Mackenzie - PhDiva Books

    This book had me completely hooked from page one! I have to give this 5 glowing stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 for Ruth Ware—who if I’m being honest never disappoints me! This book was positively haun...

  • Paromjit

    Ruth Ware writes an eerie, atmospheric and dark twisted murder mystery in the style of the golden age of crime classics with elements of the gothic. 21 year old Harriet 'Hal' Westaway lost her mother ...

  • Christina - Traveling Sister

    One for sorrow. Two for Joy. Three [stars] for Ruth Ware's The Death of Mrs. Westaway!!! Harriet (Hal) Westaway grew up with a loving mother in a tiny flat, until every child's worst nightmare comes t...

  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]

    FIVE STARSSo, here's the thing. You can't really compare Ruth Ware to any contemporary writers. The pure "old-fashioned-ness" of her writing style is so refreshing that it comes across as modern. Weir...

  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)

    *****NOW AVAILABLE*****After “The Lying Game” which was a little disappointing to me, I was thoroughly thrilled and engrossed in this new book. Ms. Ware has again written a twisty, dark, atmospher...