The brand new psychological thriller from the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10 and The Lying Game.
When Harriet Westaway receives an unexpected letter telling her she’s inherited a substantial bequest from her Cornish grandmother, it seems like the answer to her prayers. She owes money to a loan shark and the threats are getting increasingly aggressive: she needs to get her hands on some cash fast.
There's just one problem - Hal's real grandparents died more than twenty years ago. The letter has been sent to the wrong person. But Hal knows that the cold-reading techniques she’s honed as a seaside fortune teller could help her con her way to getting the money. If anyone has the skills to turn up at a stranger's funeral and claim a bequest they’re not entitled to, it’s her.
Hal makes a choice that will change her life for ever. But once she embarks on her deception, there is no going back. She must keep going or risk losing everything, even her life…
The brand new psychological thriller from the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10.
About the Author
Ruth Ware is an international number one bestseller. Her psychological thrillers, In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10 and The Lying Game were smash hits and have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the Sunday Times and New York Times. Her books are published in more than 40 languages. Ruth lives near Brighton with her family.
"The Death of Mrs Westaway is Ruth Ware's best: a dark and dramatic thriller, part murder mystery, part family drama, altogether riveting." * AJ Finn, Sunday Times bestselling author of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW *
"I read it compulsively, trying to undo the knotty puzzles so cleverly constructed by Ware. I really enjoyed the suspenseful atmosphere all the way from the beginning to the satisfying end." * Claire Fuller, author of Our Endless Numbered Days *
"Ruth Ware gets better and better with each new novel" -- Sarra Manning * Red Online *
"Both better written and more subtle than her previous two bestsellers... To read this novel is to have your nerves slowly but inexorably shredded as, over and again, the tension builds and then evaporates until the final, unexpected denouement." * METRO on THE LYING GAME *
"Thank goodness for Ruth Ware, a contemporary crime writer who's successfully extracted the integral elements of the genre's classics... and repackaged them for the modern reader... Ware weaves a nicely knotty, and more importantly, plausible mystery that as well as delivering the expected twists, turns and tension readers will be looking for, also showcases the thorny tensions and loyalties at work in the friendships between her main characters... a book that's gripping enough to be devoured in a single sitting." * INDEPENDENT on THE LYING GAME *
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 2nd July 2018
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.53