From the number one New York Times best-selling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game, and The Death of Mrs. Westaway comes Ruth Wares highly anticipated fifth novel.
When Rowan stumbles across an ad for a live-in nanny, shes looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss - with a staggeringly generous salary. And when she arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten - by the luxurious "smart" house fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family.
What Rowan doesnt know is that shes stepping into a nightmare - one that will end with a child dead and Rowan in prison awaiting trial for murder.
Writing to her lawyer from prison, Rowan struggles to explain the unravelling events that have led to her incarceration. It wasnt just the constant surveillance from the cameras installed around the house, or the malfunctioning technology that woke the household with booming music, or turned the lights off at the worst possible time. It wasnt just the children, who turned out to be a far cry from the immaculately behaved model children she met at her interview. It wasnt even the way she was left alone for weeks at a time, with no adults around apart from the enigmatic handyman, Jack Grant.
It was everything.
Rowan knows shes made mistakes. She admits that she lied to obtain the post, and that her behavior toward the children wasnt always ideal. Shes not innocent, by any means. But, she maintains, shes not guilty - at least not of murder. Which means someone else is.
Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Wares signature suspenseful style, this is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.
©2019 Ruth Ware (P)2019 Simon & Schuster
From New York Times best-selling author of the twisty-mystery (Vulture) novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, comes The Woman in Cabin 10, an equally suspenseful and haunting novel from Ruth Ware - this time, set at sea. In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christies works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first, Los stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for - and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Los desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong.... With surprising twists, spine-tingling turns, and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another taut and intense audiobook in The Woman in Cabin 10 - one that will leave even the most sure-footed listener restlessly uneasy long after the last page is turned.
©2016 Ruth Ware (P)2018 Simon & Schuster
Nearly three million copies of Ruth Wares books sold worldwide. The highly anticipated fourth novel from Ruth Ware, the Globe and Mail and New York Times best-selling author of the In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, and The Lying Game. Harriet Westaway - better known as Hal - makes ends meet as a tarot reader, but she doesnt believe in the power of her trade. On a day that begins like any other, she receives a mysterious and unexpected letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person - but she also knows that she can use her cold-reading skills to potentially claim the money. Hal attends the funeral of the deceased and meets the family...but it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and that the inheritance is at the center of it. Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Wares signature suspenseful style, this is a pause-resisting thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.
©2018 Ruth Ware (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio
A weekend away deep in the English countryside takes a sinister turn in this suspenseful and compulsive debut psychological thriller.
Sometimes the only thing to fear...is yourself.
Leonora (Lee to some, Nora to others) is a reclusive writer, but when an old friend unexpectedly invites her to a weekend away in an eerie glass house, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. But a haunting realization creeps in to the party: they are not alone in the woods.
Forty-eight hours later, Nora wakes up in a hospital bed with the knowledge that someone is dead. Wondering not what happened? but what have I done? she tries to piece together the events of the past weekend. In order to uncover secrets and reveal motives, Nora must revisit parts of herself that shed rather leave buried where they belong: in the past.
In the vein of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl, this gripping thriller will have listeners on the edge of their seats until the very last sentence.
©2018 Ruth Ware (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio
"The Agatha Christie of our generation." (David Baldacci, number one New York Times best-selling author) "Diabolically clever." (Riley Sager, author of Final Girls) The number one New York Times best-selling author of The Turn of the Key and In a Dark Dark Wood returns with another suspenseful thriller set on a snow-covered mountain. Getting snowed in at a beautiful, rustic mountain chalet doesn't sound like the worst problem in the world, especially when there's a breathtaking vista, a cozy fire, and company to keep you warm. But what happens when that company is eight of your coworkers...and you can't trust any of them? An off-site company retreat meant to promote mindfulness and collaboration goes utterly wrong when an avalanche hits, the corporate food chain becomes irrelevant and survival trumps togetherness. Come Monday morning, how many members short will the team be?
©2020 Ruth Ware (P)2020 Simon & Schuster
From the New York Times best-selling author of the "pulse-quickening" (Good Housekeeping UK) In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 comes Ruth Ware's highly anticipated third novel, featuring her signature "verve and energy" (Library Journal). On a cool June morning, Isa Wilde, a resident of the seemingly idyllic coastal village of Salten, is walking her dog along a tidal estuary. Before she can stop him, Isa's dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick - and to her horror, Isa discovers it's not a stick at all...but a human bone. As her three best friends from childhood converge in Salten to comfort a seriously shaken-up Isa, terrifying discoveries are made, and their collective history slowly unravels. Tackling the slipperiness of memories, the relativity of truth, and the danger of obsessive friendships, The Lying Game is a gripping mystery with compelling characters and electric prose, resulting in a can't-stop-listening thriller.
©2017 Ruth Ware (P)2018 Simon & Schuster
Mike held his son's hand and told him to "hold tight", and he could feel the little hand dig into his. But the crush got bigger, and the little hand slipped from his - and Mike felt that horrible panic, as if a wave hit them at the beach and it was washing his baby out with the tide. The separation lasted only a few seconds, 10 at the most, but Mike would never forget the spike in his blood and the terror of those brief few moments. Tia and Mike Baye never imagined they'd become the type of overprotective parents who spy on their kids. But their 16-year-old son, Adam, has been unusually distant lately, and after the suicide of his classmate, Spencer Hill - the latest in a string of issues at school - they can't help but worry. They install a sophisticated spy program on Adam's computer, and within days they are jolted by a message from an unknown correspondent addressed to their son: "Just stay quiet and all safe." Meanwhile, browsing through an online memorial for Spencer put together by his classmates, Betsy Hill is struck by a photo that appears to have been taken on the night of her son's death...and he wasn't alone. She thinks it is Adam Baye standing just outside the camera's range, but when Adam goes missing, it soon becomes clear that something deep and sinister has infected their community. For Tia and Mike Baye, the question they must answer is this: When it comes to your kids, is it possible to know too much?
©2008 Harlan Coban (P)2008 Brilliance Audio
When a barrier between truth and illusion grows stronger, a familys trust crumbles in this arresting short story by the number one New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10. Leah has spent her formative years isolated on a remote island with her family. But their quiet existence, far from the devastated mainland, is cracking. Father, sensing a coming threat, demands that a wall be built. As the stone blockade rises, Fathers paranoia escalates. So does Leahs dread that the violence the family left behind has found its way to their sanctuary. Ruth Wares Snowflakes is part of Hush, a collection of six stories, ranging from political mysteries to psychological thrillers, in which deception can be a matter of life and death. Each piece can be read or listened to in one truly chilling sitting.
©2020 Ruth Ware. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Une semaine à bord d'un yacht luxueux, à sillonner les eaux du Grand Nord avec seulement une poignée de passagers. Pour Laura Blacklock, journaliste pour un magazine de voyage, difficile de rêver d'une meilleure occasion de s'éloigner au plus vite de la capitale anglaise. D'ailleurs, le départ tient toutes ses promesses : le ciel est clair, la mer est calme et les invités très sélects de l'Aurora rivalisent de jovialité. Mais dès le premier soir, le vent tourne. Laura, réveillée en pleine nuit, voit la passagère de la cabine adjacente être passée par-dessus bord. Le problème ? Aucun voyageur, aucun membre de l'équipage ne manque à l'appel. L'Aurora poursuit sa route comme si de rien n'était. Le drame ? Laura sait qu'elle ne s'est pas trompée. Ce qui fait d'elle l'unique témoin d'un meurtre, dont l'auteur se trouve toujours à bord...
©2016/2018 Ruth Ware / 2018, Fleuve Éditions, département d'Univers Poche, pour la traduction française. (P)2018 Lizzie, un département d'Univers Poche, Paris
Die Journalistin Lo Blackwood nimmt an der Jungfernfahrt eines exklusiven Luxuskreuzfahrtschiffs an der norwegischen Küste teil. Ein wahrgewordener Traum. Doch in der ersten Nacht erwacht sie von einem Geräusch aus der Nachbarkabine. Sie hört, wie etwas ins Wasser geworfen wird. Etwas Schweres, ungefähr von der Größe eines menschlichen Körpers. Und die Reling ist blutverschmiert. Lo alarmiert den Sicherheitsoffizier: Die Kabine ist leer. Keine Kleider, kein Blut, und vor allem kein Eintrag ins Passagierregister. Die Frau aus Kabine 10, mit der Lo noch am Vortag gesprochen hat, scheint nie existiert zu haben...
©2017 DTV (P)2017 Der Audio Verlag