The Death of Mrs. Westaway

Ruth Ware. Scout, $26.99 (384p) ISBN 978-1-5011-5621-2
In this tense, twisty modern gothic set in England from bestseller Ware (The Lying Game), Harriet “Hal” Westaway receives a letter stating that her grandmother, Hester Westaway, is dead, and that Hal is a beneficiary of her will. Hal knows there’s been a mistake—her grandmother was named Marion Westaway and died two decades earlier—but the 21-year-old orphan owes a lot of money to some dangerous people, feels comfortable stealing a small sum from wealthy strangers, and decides to use the skills she’s honed as a fortune teller on Brighton’s West Pier to scam some quick cash. But when she arrives at the crumbling family estate in Cornwall, neither the inheritance nor the Westaways are what she expects. Moreover, she begins to suspect that her invitation was no accident. Is Hal playing the Westaways, or is she somebody’s pawn? Evocative prose, artfully shaded characters, and a creepy, claustrophobic atmosphere keep the pages of this explosive family drama turning. Agent: Eve White, Eve White Literary (U.K.). (May)
Reviewed on: 04/02/2018
Release date: 05/29/2018
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