The Death of Mrs. Westaway

The Death of Mrs. Westaway

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 On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance...

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Title:The Death of Mrs. Westaway
Author:Ruth Ware
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1501156217
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

The Death of Mrs. Westaway Reviews

  • Marialyce
    Jun 06, 2018
    4.5 fascinating Gothic stars You can find my reviews here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... This was my first Ruth Ware book. I know, where have I been? .....and boy I was not in the least disappointed. Put together a somewhat mistaken identity, a young girl on the run from...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    Feb 19, 2018
    Family secrets, fortune telling and intrigue set at a gothic mansion - the set up was perfect. From the beginning, Hal receives a letter telling her about the inheritance she is entitled to, confused as she has no family, but scared because she has gotten herself into debt with some sh...
  • Cindy Burnett
    Apr 25, 2018
    The Death of Mrs. Westaway is the first Ruth Ware book that I have read. The gothic elements of the book appealed to me (and the magnificent cover), and I was not disappointed. The book is full of dark and twisty story lines and a mysterious and creepy family home, and I thoroughly enj...
  • Dianne
    Jun 22, 2018
    Another winner from Ruth Ware. I've read all of her books and think this is my second favorite behind "The Girl in Cabin 10." I really loved the claustrophobic atmosphere of the small cruise ship in that one. "Mrs. Westaway" has a ton of gothic English atmosphere. Harriet ("Hal") li...
  • Book of Secrets
    Jun 03, 2018
    ? This is my 500th review posted on Goodreads! ? First, I want to point out that stunning Gothic book cover: bleak foggy weather, black iron gate, and menacing magpies looming overhead... It fits this dark, atmospheric tale perfectly! Harriet Westaway, who goes by Hal, ekes...
  • Emily May
    Apr 04, 2018
    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 t...
  • Ova Incekaraoglu
    May 29, 2018
    I love the bleakness in Ware's novels. I love her independent female protagonists, they don't need a man to rely on, or solve their problems, a lot different than the usual damsel in distress. The Death of Mrs Westaway was an exceptionally well-written book. We follow the story of ...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    Feb 14, 2018
    ???? / 5 You guys, I am so torn about my feelings! I liked The Death of Mrs. Westaway a whole lot more than The Lying Game, but I didn't love it like I loved The Woman in Cabin 10. It was a bit repetitive (like describing how one man is doughy around the middle constantly),...
  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Jun 22, 2018
    One Group / Two different Coulees Norma and I started off lost in a coulee with five of our Traveling Sisters. By the time we finished this story we ended up in different coulees with how we felt about this story. Norma and I were left in the our heads are spinning barren coulee wi...
  • Fran
    Jun 19, 2018
    On a cold stormy day, inadequately dressed for the weather, Harriet "Hal" Westaway stood at the gravesite of Hester Westaway at St. Piran's Church. Having received a mysterious letter from solicitor Robert Treswick, Hal as the "assumed granddaughter" of the deceased needed to pay her r...
  • bran (brandonthebookaddict)
    Jun 06, 2018
    Get out- if you know what's good for you. Not a threat, but a warning. And she had understood it too late. well, damn. My second book from Ruth Ware, and I. am. really. impressed. I first read her debut thriller, In a Dark, Dark Wood, and it was....alright. Nothing spectac...
  • Jan
    Jun 16, 2018
    There were so many 5 stars for this book I couldn't wait to get my hands on it from the library. I think that anticipation might have impacted my feelings for this, as I really wanted to love it, but can only say that I liked it a lot. What I loved: -Ware's ability to 'paint a pic...
  • Dorie
    Mar 20, 2018
    *****NOW AVAILABLE***** 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 b...
  • Zoe
    Apr 26, 2018
    Ominous, atmospheric, and darkly mysterious! The Death of Mrs. Westaway is a gothic, character-driven thriller that takes us into the life of Hal, a young woman recently orphaned and struggling to make ends meet as a tarot reader when she receives an unexpected bequest that will un...
  • Janelle
    May 16, 2018
    Many thanks to Gallery Books for my free copy of THE DEATH OF MRS. WESTAWAY by Ruth Ware - all opinions are my own. My favorite Ruth Ware novel to date is an extraordinary, atmospheric, slow burning, suspenseful, and haunting mystery that completely consumed me from beginning to end...
  • Emma
    Mar 21, 2018
    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?'...
  • Meredith
    May 11, 2018
    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, find...
  • Brandice
    Jun 24, 2018
    I don?t read a lot of mystery books but the premise of The Death of Mrs. Westaway really intrigued me. Hal, a struggling tarot card reader who is in financial trouble, receives a mysterious letter describing an inheritance she is owed from a distant relative, her grandmother, Mrs....
  • Paromjit
    Apr 30, 2018
    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 th...
  • Tucker
    May 05, 2018
    3.5 stars. The cover of ?The Death of Mrs. Westaway? is perfect to draw the reader into Ruth Ware?s new book. The gothic sense of creepiness from the cover is further enhanced by the evocative descriptions of the crumbling old mansion Mrs. Westaway lived in. And then there are...
  • Holly  B
    Jun 12, 2018
    Not my favorite Although there were many things I liked about this one, it did not live up to my expectations. I just loved Woman in Cabin 10, but didn't really enjoy  The Lying Game. I'll try to explain why this fell flat for me. I thought the premise was mysterious and int...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Jun 13, 2018
    2.5 stars! Ruth Ware in my opinion has the absolute best sinister, gothic, and enticing covers ever! They have always grabbed my attention and gave me that feeling that I just HAD to read the book. It is just too bad that my excitement didn?t follow through to the end of this story t...
  • Abby (Crime by the Book)
    Mar 11, 2018
    Find my full review here: http://crimebythebook.com/blog/2018/2... LOVED. THIS. BOOK!! I?m a huge fan of Ruth Ware?s work, and this was most definitely my favorite book of hers yet. It?s a brilliant plot with tinges of gothic suspense & a quasi-locked room mystery. Love, l...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    May 09, 2018
    "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...
  • Mackenzie - Traveling Sister
    Mar 26, 2018
    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...
  • Pauline
    Jun 02, 2018
    The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware was so good that I could no put it down and read it in one day. Hal who is living hand to mouth and has no family receives a letter telling her that her grandmother has died. The lawyer has enclosed the details of the funeral arrangements and the ...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    May 07, 2018
    (3.5) The gothic ambience in the Trespassen house was perfect for all the family secrets. You'll spend the whole book trying to figure if/how the main character is related to everyone and who's lying! A great read! I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in excha...
  • Shannon
    May 24, 2018
    I was very fortunate to receive an ARC of The Death of Mrs. Westaway thanks to @ I had been in a MAJOR book slump but I knew this book was coming and it was all I wanted to read! Of course it came late but it was oh so worth it! I loved it! Hal Westaway, aka Harriet, is a struggling...
  • Dennis
    Apr 02, 2018
    First and foremost, I'm happy to say that RUTH WARE IS BACK! I've been a fan of Ruth Ware since Day 1. In a Dark, Dark Wood was such a good debut light-mystery novel and The Woman in Cabin 10 was one of my favorite mystery novels of all time. After my disappointment with The Lying Game...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    Jun 08, 2018
    FIVE STARS So, 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 Mau...