I rate this book 3.5 out of 5 stars.
(Finished Reading: 12/10/18
My 52nd book this year)
Hal receives a letter in regards to an inheritance under her name but she believes it was mistakenly left for her. Out of desperation due to her current financial situation and living condition, she has no choice but to try her hand at making the claim.
She arrives at the house, meets the rest of the family, gets herself entangled into the secrets of the Westaway family. Secrets unfold. Dark clues appear. Hal has no idea what she has gotten herself into and has no idea how to escape.
Although in the plot summary I didn’t mention Hal is a tarot card reader, it seems to be quite a frequently mentioned part of the story. Even upon finishing the story I can’t quite grasp why this choice of profession for the story, it did in part add to the mystery.
A disturbing secret within the family but I just about worked out the twist before I got to it. I enjoyed this novel. Other readers seem to have loved the twist but it didn’t quite work for me. I would have preferred a less dramatic end. I loved how the book drew me in and I found myself needing to continue turning the pages. I felt disappointed towards the end but the story was still worth reading.
Another well done to Ruth Ware. This is the second book of hers that I have read and have enjoyed so far. I am definitely excited to pick up another one of her books in future.
Written by Ling Lee (13/10/18).