The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware Review

I've been highly anticipating this book and oh did it not disappoint!!! This was actually quite scary at times! This story is about Hal, who is living by herself, and struggling to pay the bills since her mothers’ death, receives a letter mentioning she is entitled to some inheritance money. Thinking there was some kind of mix up, Hal is thinking of refusing but decides she needs the money so bad she will con the family. Hal soon realizes she might actually not the conning them...

This takes place in this Gothic mansion, where everyone has to stay in for a couple of days. This reminded me a lot of Agatha Christie's novels! The whodunit type novel, but I didn't feel that way at the story progressed. You also can't help but fall in love with the main character Hal, Harriet. Everything that she's been through, you just really root for her. 

Additionally, Ruth Ware, as usual, did an amazing job at making you feel like you were in the house as well. She really knows how to set the scene. The magpies, the darkness, the dust. It all comes together beautifully! I loved every second of it and would highly recommend!!

Thank you to Simon & Schuster for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions.

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 centre of it.

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