Can’t Wait Wednesday – Spotlight on THE DEATH OF MRS. WESTAWAY


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is THE DEATH OF MRS. WESTAWAY by Ruth Ware.  From what I’ve seen from a few early reviews, this is a suspenseful thriller that is full of twists and turns and juicy family secrets all wrapped up in a creepy Gothic setting. I’ve also seen several people mention that it’s their favorite Ruth Ware book since In a Dark, Dark Wood.  I actually still haven’t gotten around to reading any of Ware’s books yet, but the premise of this one really intrigues me.



Publication Date:   May 29, 2018


From Goodreads:

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.

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

40 replies
  1. Verushka
    Verushka says:

    Oooh, interesting! I like that Hal is an imposter, using her cold-reading skills to get the money — it speaks to how complex a character she could be. Hopefully!

  2. Jennrenee
    Jennrenee says:

    I am excited for this one too I haven’t read any from this author. I just discovered her when I saw this book. I need to check some out I heard she has really great books.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I still need to read The Woman in Cabin 10 and In a Dark, Dark Wood. I bought them both and then got distracted by other books, lol.

  3. Kay
    Kay says:

    I read all 3 of Ruth Ware’s books up to now. I liked the first two and the third maybe not quite so much. This one is already on my list though. And I ‘Can’t Wait’! LOL

  4. Jordan Rose
    Jordan Rose says:

    Ooh this sounds good! I’ve yet to read anything by Ruth Ware, but I’ve been meaning to for ages. I’ll keep my eye out for this one. 🙂

  5. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    I am always up for a good suspense thriller, and I like that Hal is trying to claim an inheritance that isn’t her’s. Sounds great!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Right? The premise of the story just really intrigued me, the idea that someone would have the gall to try to claim an inheritance that wasn’t theirs.

  6. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    Nice pick! I just finished Dark Matter and although it’s a science fiction book, I’m now craving either a science fiction or mystery/thriller book, which is new to me. I hope you’ll enjoy this book!

  7. ShootingStarsMag
    ShootingStarsMag says:

    I do really want to read this one. I’ve only read Woman in Cabin 10 but Ware, but I really liked it (it’s hit or miss for most) so I want to read more by her!


    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’ve been meaning to read her books for ages so hopefully I’ll actually get around to reading this one since it sounds so good.

  8. Greg Hill
    Greg Hill says:

    I’ve read her previous books so this one is probably a must- get for me too at some point. I think The Woman in Cabn 10 was my favorite so far…

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I have all of her other books but just can’t ever seem to get around to reading them. Too many books, too little time, I guess, lol.

  9. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    What a very beautiful, sophisticated cover… I am curious about this author and I hope you enjoy this one. I am tempted as I’ve nothing but good about her books – but wonder whether it’s too dark. Does it tip into horror?

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I just got approved for an ARC too, so I’m pretty excited. I’ve heard mixed things about her last two books, but people who have read them all say this one is much better so fingers crossed that we both enjoy it 🙂

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