The Death of Mrs Westaway

The Death of Mrs Westaway

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'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, bestselling author of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW

'If you're an Agatha Christie fan then you'll love this eerie new offering from mega-author Ruth Ware... Dark, unsettling and brilliant.' HEAT

'[An] explosive claustrophobic family drama laced with a touch of du Maurier.' WOMAN & HOME

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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 36mm | 628g
  • HARVILL SECKER
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1911215035
  • 9781911215035
  • 98,801

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"Atmospheric and eerie with Agatha Christie vibes."
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"`Powerfully atmospheric, unguessably twisty...I devoured it' -" * Louise Candlish, bestselling author of OUR HOUSE * "'I read this in two lightning quick sittings, Hal is the most enthralling anti-heroine and the gothic Cornish setting was riveting. But mainly this was just an incredible story, filled with utterly believable characters and brilliantly told. I absolutely adored it' -" * Lisa Jewell, bestselling author of THEN SHE WAS GONE * "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 * "If you're an Agatha Christie fan then you'll love this eerie new offering from mega-author Ruth Ware... Dark, unsettling and brilliant." * HEAT * "A dark tale by one of the best thriller writers around." * Independent * "Few contemporary novelists understand the power of an isolated landscape better than Ruth Ware... her best yet!" * METRO, **Books of the Year** * "Ruth Ware does that amazing thing of creating a compellingly gripping premise for a book." * BBC Radio 2 Sara Cox Book Club * "Ware's fourth novel reaffirms her position as one of the best thriller writers around today... This cleverly plotted murder mystery-meets-psychological family drama is dark enough to send a shiver down one's spine even on the hottest summer's day." * Independent * "Deliciously dark and spooky mystery." * Sunday Mirror * "Full of eerie atmosphere and intrigue... the story is deftly told and compelling" * The Sun * "A spooky, atmospheric mystery." * BEST * "Dark and dramatic, with twists and turns aplenty, it will keep you gripped to the shocking end." * MY WEEKLY * "[An] explosive claustrophobic family drama laced with a touch of du Maurier." * Woman & Home * "Atmospheric and eerie with Agatha Christie vibes." * Prima * "Ruth Ware gets better and better with each new novel." * Red * "With secrets, guilt and betrayal, this is worthy of Agatha Christie." * Candis * "Ruth Ware gets better and better with each new novel" -- Sarra Manning * Red Online * "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 has sold the film rights to her previous bestseller, In a Dark, Dark Wood, to Reese Witherspoon, so she is well on her way to thriller-writer royalty. Her latest book is possible even more cinematic" * Daily Mail * "A gutsy contemporary take on the dangers of confronting the evils of damaged but privileged people" * Daily Mail *
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About Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware is an international number one bestseller. Her thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10 and The Lying Game were smash hits, and she has appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the Sunday Times and New York Times. The film rights to all three books have been optioned and she is published in more than 40 languages. Ruth lives near Brighton with her family.

Visit www.ruthware.com to find out more.
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58,729 ratings
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5 22% (12,642)
4 46% (27,082)
3 26% (15,422)
2 5% (2,957)
1 1% (626)
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