Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 416 pages
Audiobook Length: 14 hours and 14 minutes
First Published: 2018
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.
Quotes from The Death of Mrs. Westaway
Some situations have no simple resolution; all we can do is steer the course that causes the least harm.
Never believe your own lies.
How could it be right that some people had so much, while others had so little?
You can’t influence fate, or change what’s out of your control. But you can choose what you yourself do with the cards you’re dealt.
About Ruth Ware
Ruth Ware is a bestselling mystery writer whose works include In a Dark, Dark Wood, One by One, The It Girl, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game, and The Death of Mrs. Westaway. After working in the publishing industry, she became a full-time writer. She lives in Brighton, England, with her family. Visit the author’s website →