The Wonderful Ruth Ware …
I'm in that exciting place with Ruth Ware, where I have read three (pictured) novels - published by Vintage at Penguin Random House - and still one left to savour before the next release is due in 2019.
I started with 'In a Dark, Dark Wood' and, while I enjoyed it, I wasn't blown away. I didn't guess the twist and yet I wasn't overly shocked by it either.
Next, I read 'The Woman in Cabin 10' on holiday, and devoured it in two days. I just couldn't put it down. This was a strange mystery where you followed a journalist on a cruise, and things go horribly awry. Then came 'The Lying Game', which was an even darker thriller based around a group of girls at a coastal boarding school. It had this extra layer of intrigue and complexity that meant I wanted to savour it rather than gobble it up (it still only lasted a weekend)
I've seen a few interviews with the author, and immediately warmed to her personality, wondering how someone with such obvious talent could be so self-deprecating. But then, that seems to be part of the charm that has taken the book world by storm. I'm keen to get her other novels on my shelf, and over the course of a year she has gone from being someone whose books I pondered over to being an 'auto-buy' author. It's just a matter of time before I get my hands on 'The Death of Mrs. Westaway' and honestly I'm struggling to keep still whilst typing at the thought. There's another title also set for release next year, so I just hope that they keep coming.