When Nora gets an invite to a hen night she can’t believe what she’s seeing. Ten years is a long time but it immediately brings back bad memories. She agrees to go and as the events evolve she finds herself in a whole load of trouble. She doesn’t know who to trust or where to turn; she doesn’t even know if she can trust herself.
This is an intense thriller with a high creep factor. Ruth Ware has really delved inside the twisted mind and created a murder/mystery, psychological novel with bunny boilers, and plenty of suspense to make you bite your nails. I really liked Nora and I was genuinely worried for her, and as for Flo, well, she just about terrified me.
I thought the backstory when linked to the present, was very emotional but it worked well. The story unfolded timely and kept the reader in suspense right up until the very end, which is a real feat. I particularly enjoyed her mad dash in flip flops.