Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 368 pages
Audiobook Length: 17 hours
First Published: 2023
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Gallery/Scout Press through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Jack and her husband Gabe are security experts, hired to break into buildings and hack security systems. When a routine assignment goes awry, Jack returns to find her husband dead. Now Jack is the prime suspect and, on the run, she must decide who she can trust while hunting the real killer.
In Zero Days, Ruth Ware forgoes her trademark gothic psychological thriller for a straight-up action thriller that sorely missed the mark. With just a few chapters, the reader finds Jack on the run for murder, never stopping until the end of the book. Instead of setting a thrilling pace, the plot felt repetitive, with bursts of movement interspersed with Jack’s thoughts as she grieves. With very few characters, it wasn’t difficult to figure out whodunit which always spools the fun of any mystery. Having read all of her books, Zero Days is my least favorite Ruth Ware book.
Hired by companies to break into buildings and hack security systems, Jack and her husband, Gabe, are the best penetration specialists in the business. But after a routine assignment goes horribly wrong, Jack arrives home to find her husband dead. To add to her horror, the police are closing in on their suspect—her.
Suddenly on the run and quickly running out of options, Jack must decide who she can trust as she circles closer to the real killer in this unputdownable and heart-pounding mystery.
About Ruth Ware
Ruth Ware is a bestselling mystery writer whose works include In a Dark, Dark Wood, One by One, The It Girl, Zero Days, 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 →