The Death of Mrs Westaway

PDF Epub The Death Of Mrs Westaway Author Ruth Ware 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 Deceasedwhere 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 TimeThe Death of Mrs Westaway ruthwarewriter, on facebook at

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  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • The Death of Mrs Westaway
  • Ruth Ware
  • English
  • 06 May 2018
  • 9781501156250

10 thoughts on “The Death of Mrs Westaway

  1. says:

    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 read a Ruth Ware book.My sister is a huge Ruth Ware fan so I, of course, in true sibling fashion, had to decide I hated her on principal and avoid all her previous books Okay, I m joking, but that dirty wench spoiled most of the endings to the others so I have had to bag an arc to be able to read this spoiler free And I loved it Such a delicious, hard to put down mystery.What s not to love about old dark secrets, even older darker houses, and mysterious family legacies In The Death of Mrs Westaway, Hal reads tarot cards on Brighton pier and struggles daily to pay the bills and find food to keep her going This has been her life since the death of her mother a few years earlier So when she receives a letter bequeathing a large inheritance to her, she decides to accept, even though she knows it must be a mistake.Hal travels down to the English coast and meets her family She is taken to the huge, cold and gloomy Tre...

  2. says: it just me or are all these Ruth Ware novels starting to sound the same Anybody up for a game of BINGO

  3. says:

    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 Ruth Ware It s no secret that lady authors have been taking over the psychological thriller scene in the past decade GiRl PoWeR , but there are a handful that seem to come to the forefront when planning out what we want to read over the summer months Ms Ware has been a highly coveted name in recent years and for good reason whether you have read her books from the beginning or are just jumping into her scene, you ll note that she writes a gripping novel with memorable characters and breathtaking atmosphere While all of her novels would be shelved clearly under the psych thriller persona, this one shined brightly than the rest, at least in my opinion, due to it s departure into the gothic suspense territory.I m a huge fan of stories where the atmosphere is as formidable a character as the people who are making the action happen The Death Of Mrs Westaway was the perfect example of such a tale, and the oppressive setting ramps up the unsettled feeling in the reader from the very first page I almost felt that this book gave off some serious Agatha Christie vibes, but with a modern flair The slow burning mystery portion of the novel was fantastic it ...

  4. says:

    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 necessitated by the evidence If, while reading, I have to whisper are you serious to myself repeatedly as I follow the main character s journey, it is not a good thing The author se...

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    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 so glad I did Struggling tarot card reader, Hal, aka Harriet Westaway, finds herself in a moral quandary when she receives a letter naming her as a beneficiary in her grandmother s will She believes a mistake has been made as her grandparents died long before she was born Even though she knows that what she is doing is wrong, she is so desperate for money that she decides to travel to the funeral and play the role of the rightful heir Hal travels to eerie Trepassen House, her late grandmother s crumbling estate She thinks that she is only going to inherit some money, but she soon learns that she has been left much At the estate, she meets her uncles and uses her keen observation skills to learn about the creepy family that inhabited Trepassen When Hal realizes that she has a legit family connection to these Westaways, she begins to dig for information which leads her into grave danger.The mystery surrounding Hal s past kept me intrigued, but it was really Hal s character that kept me turning pages Her character is what I loved most about this book Hal has spent most of her life observing vs being the center of attention, which has enabled her to master reading people She can use this skill to deceive, but she has a generous nature At the s...

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    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 haunting It was spooky yet meaningful, with lovely prose and compelling plot twists I cannot recommend it enough I finished this book last night It was one of those books that I stayed up late on a work night to finish, because I was so invested in the story Hal s dilemma had me completely immersed in the book I think most readers will find themselves wondering what they would do if they were in Hal s position One thing that Ruth Ware does so well in this book and in her previous work is to write about characters that are cut off from society in some way Sometimes this is done through a setting or an experience, and other times it is done through their social predicament Hal fell into the latter category, with a dash of the first What I love about the way Ruth Ware isolates characters is how it makes you forget the noise of the rest of the world It s easy to put yourself in their shoes, because she writes in a way that their problem is so isolated, that it shines right off of the page Hal s predicament felt like it became my predicament Hal s strength, worries, and ideas felt like my own I was able to fully empathize with her, and root for her along the way The promenade was e...

  7. says:

    STILL MY FAVORITE RUTH WARE NOVEL 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, atmospheric thriller, this time throwing family, inheritance and sibling rivalry into the brew.Hal Westaway is still reeling from the death of her mother three months previously She had to forgo her plans to attend college in order to take up her mother s tarot reading kiosk on the pier in order to pay the bills Still she fell short and she make an enormous mistake, borrowing money from someone who was beginning to put pressure on her to pay back the loan with lots of interest and even threats, bodily threats While dealing with all of this and what her next step will be she gets a letter that she is heir to a substantial inheritance from her grandmother, Mrs Westaway Hal never knew that she had a grandmother and really thinks that there is a mix up but as she is pinned against the wall with the threat from her loan shark, she makes the decision ...

  8. says:

    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 in a hit and run car accident, and took up the mantle of becoming a tarot reader at the Brighton Pier Alone in the world, she is in dire financial straits, owing money to unscrupulous loan sharks, and facing a bleak and unpromising future Out of the blue, she receives a letter that tells her of an inheritance left to her by grandmother, Hester Mary Westaway, which she knows is an error, as both of her grandparents have been dead for a while Her predicament and circumstances drive her to fraudulently pursue the inheritance, as she attends the funeral and travels to Cornwall to the huge and dilapidated Trepassen House, surrounded ominously by magpies It doesn t take her long to become aware that something is terribly wrong This is a story of a dysfunctional family, sibling conflicts and rivalry, intrigue, legacies and buried secrets from the past.Placed in the attic room, Hal faces hostility from all quarters, apart from Ezra The elderly, menacing and strange Mrs Warren, the housekee...

  9. says:

    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 Weird, huh You gotta go way back to find Ware s influences Yep, that s Daphne Du Maurier, Agatha Christie and Patricia Highsmith These fantastic female authors constructed some of the best psychological suspense novels ever written, but they aren t quickly devoured like a lot of this genre s current output Fine literature like fine wine requires some savoring time Sniff, sip and swish this one around your mouth a few times What s the hurry Just sit back with your glass, soak up the formidable atmosphere, and enjoy the leisurely experience This is by far the best of Ware s novels THE DEATH OF MRS WESTAWAY is the book I have been waiting for Ware to create It is an immediate classic and the story of mistaken identity is an absolute perfect fit to Ware s charming, gothic style Loved the book, but I did not enjoy the audiobook version Imogen Church is so wonderful when she is straight reading the book However, there are numerous characters in this one and the overacted, squealing voices she portrays are just cringe inducing Also, Ware uses the old diary device pro...

  10. says:

    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 to fruition In one fateful moment, Hal loses her mother and the only security and family she has ever known Having spent the last few years adjusting to such a life altering change, she has settled into living day to day working as a tarot card reader on a pier Hal is running low on cash, she s got loan sharks hunting her down like Jaws on Amity Island Out of nowhere, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her an inheritance from a wealthy woman she is told is her grandmother Hal knows an entirely different story of her upbringing, her grandparents and her entire life she knows this letter was not meant for her Despite this, her desperation leads her to attending the funeral, attempting to con this family into believing she is who they say she is From here, things slowly descend into mayhem You can t influence fate, or change what s out of your control But you can choose what you yourself do with the cards you re dealt.Hal was by far my favorite part of this story She was strong willed, smart, and a genuinely likable character Mystery thriller novels fall short for me a bit when they rely solely on interesting over likable<...

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