The Death of Mrs. Westaway

Version: Unabridged
Author: Ruth Ware
Narrator: Imogen Church
Genres: Suspense, Literature
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: May 2018
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 9 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, and The Lying Game comes Ruth Ware’s fourth novel, “her best yet” (Library Journal, starred review).

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 is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it.

Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware’s signature suspenseful style, this is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.

Reviews (18)

Written by CiCi D. on April 21st, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This read is by far one of my favorite reads. It kept me guessing from start till finish. I enjoyed the characters and the fact that the narrator did a splendid job with their voices. This read was indeed suspenseful and thrilling for me. Recommended read!!!

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Written by Brenna R. on April 16th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I am enjoying this author so much. I like the detailed characterizations, and I think the narrator contributes to how effective they are. There are always unexpected events in Ruth Ware’s books, and this one is no exception. I appreciate the surprises and I also appreciate her endings. Never what I think it’s going to be.

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Written by Sally B. on February 24th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Well written, with an engaging narrator.

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Written by Gail R. on February 17th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This writer needs a new editor. If it weren’ for the outstanding narrator, I would have dropped this after the first four chapters. Eventually, the book picks up and the ending was interesting. I don’t think I will elect to listen to another book by this author.

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Written by Susan R. on January 19th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I enjoyed this book and the narrator very much!

Written by Vickie W. on January 19th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Thoroughly enjoyed this book!

Written by Michael F. on January 3rd, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Creative plot, however the writing was so verbose that it took away from the story. Also, the motive for the killings was weak, and not realistic. Overall, very entertaining; but as written, this would make for a better movie.

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Written by Elizabeth J. on December 1st, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A great who done it. Kept me on the edge of my seat from the beginning. My second Ruth Ware novel.. Loved the narration. Imogene Church is incredible. Some narrators have difficulty transitioning to various people. She did a spot on job. I highly recommend it for your next bookclub.

Written by Brian J. on October 6th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book had a very unique flavor. It kept me interested and surprised and I did not predict the outcomes. This is more of a psychological thriller so if you like in your face horror/gore and non-stop action this is not for you. if you like something that builds with steady intrigue and twists this is a perfect read. I would kind of compare the style to Liane Moriarty. the narration is superb!!!

Written by Melissa M. on September 21st, 2018

  • Book Rating: 3/5

In contrary to the other reviewers I could tell the ending of this book and I found it to be a tad boring. Not very thrilling and the word trepidation is said many times.

Author Details

Author Details

Ware, Ruth

Ruth Ware grew up in Sussex, on the south coast of England. After graduating from Manchester University she moved to Paris, before settling in North London. She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language, and a press officer. Despite being married with two small children, she has found the time to write her second psychological thriller, "The Woman in Cabin 10, "available July 2016.