What I Loved:
The Death of Mrs. Westaway is a spooky mix of thriller and mystery. I loved the way the story unfolded, giving us bits of information, but leaving so many questions until the end.
How I Felt:
This is my second Ruth Ware book, and I really enjoyed it. I am totally on the Ruth Ware bandwagon now!
The Writing: Ruth Ware’s writing is engrossing! She tells this story with a first person perspective and I found that I was really connected to the main character, Hal. The way this book was written, I was so worried for Hal and what was going to happen.
The Characters: Hal, the main character was easy to like. I felt for her at the loss of her mother, even though it had not happened recently. I longed for her to find a way to set her life straight, and I really enjoyed her Tarot card reading. I found it to be an excellent addition to the story.
The Plot: I really didn’t figure out what was happening in this story until the end. I wasn’t sure where the book was going or why things were happening and I really enjoyed that.
Overall: i found The Death of Mrs. Westaway to be a great book. The story was captivating and had a multiple mysteries along the way that kept me guessing at each page turn.
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend The Death of Mrs. Westaway for readers that enjoy thrillers mixed with mystery. The story had a lot of down time where you didn’t feel like a murderer was after the main character, but there were questions to answer. Then, there were other times where tensions were tight and my nerves were frayed. A great book for readers of this genre.
Where to Find This Book:
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Hal is living paycheck to paycheck trying to pay off a loan shark. She lives alone after her mother was hit by a car outside of their home. She finds a letter at her home from an attorney letting her know that her grandmother Mrs. Westaway has passed and she needs to come for the reading of the will as there is a sizable amount being given to her.
Knowing the there must be a mistake because Hal knows Mrs. Westaway is NOT her grandmother, she finally decides to go and check it out. She really could use the money and if it’s an easy thing to do, she wants to get the money.
Once at Mrs. Westaway’s estate, however, she finds other family members that she begins to like, but also more questions than answers about why the attorney thought she was the granddaughter.
Just the Facts:
- The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
- Genre: Thriller / Mystery / Suspense
- Page Count: 416 pages
- Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
- Pub Date: April 30, 2019
I was provided an advanced readers copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest, unbiased review voluntarily.
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