Tales & Talk Morning Group: In a Dark, Dark Wood

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Johnson City Public Library
Board Room

Event Details

Tales & Talk is a book discussion group sponsored by the Johnson City Public Library. Membership is open to all adults who can commit to attending regular discussion meetings. The group meets 6 times a year on the 2nd or 3rd Thursday of September, October, November, March, April and May. One of the groups meets in the morning and the other in the evening. Both groups will read the same book. The books to be discussed will be available to group members to borrow or to purchase. For more information call (423)434-4454, send an e-mail to phoneroom or inquire at the Information Desk on the 2nd floor of the library.

Summary of In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware:

In a highly readable, atmospheric thriller, debut novelist Ware tells of a hen party that goes terribly wrong. Reclusive British crime novelist Nora Shaw can't figure out why she's been invited to Clare Cavendish's bachelorette party. Although they were best friends in high school, she hasn't seen Clare in years. Her curiosity gets the better of her, and she soon finds herself in rural Northumberland in a gleaming modern house set deep in the woods. But there's no cell-phone service, the hostess is gratingly perky, and Clare delivers a bombshell by revealing whom she is about to marry and that all occurs before Nora lands in the hospital with some very serious injuries and no memory of what happened. Ware not only conjures a sinister atmosphere, made all the creepier because it is such a beautiful house in a beautiful setting, but she also cleverly plays off the fraught dynamics of a hen party where no one seems particularly happy for the prospective bride. And the fast pace and intriguing secondary characters add a good deal of texture to the mix.--Wilkinson, Joanne Copyright 2015 Booklist
Event Type(s): Book Talk
Age Group(s): Adults