Dear Miss Westaway, 

Your grandmother, Hester Jane Westaway of Trepassen House, St Piran, passed away on 22ndNovember, at her home. I appreciate that this news may well come as a shock to you; please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.

In accordance with the wishes of your late grandmother, I am instructed to inform beneficiaries of the details of her funeral. As local accommodation is very limited, family members are invited to stay at Trepassen House where a wake will also be held.

Yours truly,

Robert Treswick
Treswick, Nantes and Dean, Penzance

Harriet Westaway – better known as Hal – receives a letter out of the blue informing her of a financial inheritance, it seems like the answer to her prayers. The loan shark she borrowed from is itching for his money and there’s no way she can see cleaning up her debts working as a tarot-card reader.

There’s another problem: Hester Westaway is not Hal’s grandmother. The letter has been sent to the wrong person.

Seeing this as her only way to cough up some cash, Hal boards a train for Cornwall, and prepares for the con of her life. But something is very, very wrong at Trepassen House.

“There was something deeper and stranger at stake here – something that someone would kill to conceal.”

Ruth Ware once again has readers on pins and needles and scares the daylights out of us with her new novel, THE DEATH OF MRS. WESTAWAY. She has a special gift of plotting dark and creepy story-lines that keep our hearts racing. If you’ve read her previous three novels, you won’t be disappointed. If this is your first Ruth Ware book, be prepared to explore her backlist. In a sea of psychological thrillers being published, Ruth Ware reigns supreme.


Ruth Ware grew up in Lewes, in Sussex and studied at Manchester University, before settling in North London. She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language and a press officer.

Her début thriller In a Dark, Dark Wood was an instant New York Times bestseller in the US, and a Richard and Judy pick and Sunday Timesbestseller in the UK. It was optioned for film by New Line Cinema with Reese Witherspoon attached to produce.

The follow-up, The Woman in Cabin 10 was a number one New York Times bestseller.

Since then her books have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, and all three have been optioned for either film or TV.

Follow her on twitter at @ruthwarewriter.

Find her on facebook as Ruth Ware Writer.

THE DEATH OF MRS. WESTAWAY will be published tomorrow.

Thanks to Simon and Schuster, we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us your favorite Ruth Ware novel. We’ll pick a winner soon. Good luck.

Happy Memorial Day!

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41 thoughts on “THE DEATH of MRS. WESTAWAY by Ruth Ware & GIVEAWAY

  1. Ruth Ware is one of my favorite authors. I loved The Woman In Cabin 10! On a cruise ship, a great setting for a book, I enjoyed the suspense on the high seas!!

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  2. I loved The Woman in Cabin 10. I haven’t read the other one, but I plan to correct that. Thank you for this chance! This one looks awesome also!

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  3. I have not read any books by Ruth Ware yet. I have however been hearing so much about her books that I want to read them all! I’d love to start with The Death of Mrs. Westaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win and read one of Ruth Ware’s masterpieces.


  4. I’ve read all three of Ruth’s books – In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, and The Lying Game. I absolutely loved The Lying Game because it was so different than her previous two. I’ve been patiently waiting for The Death of Mrs. Westaway and have read a number of wonderful reviews about it.

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  5. I’ve read The Woman in Cabin 10 and loved it! I, also, read The Lying Game. That was really good, too. I can’t say which one is my favorite.

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  6. In A Dark Dark Wood has so far been my favorite, it reminded me of my Mom’s Gothic novels I read when I was growing up. I devoured them!


  7. I’ve read her first three books and enjoyed them all. Had to pick a favorite, but The Lying Game really kept me guessing!


  8. The Woman in Cabin 10 – I can not wait to read this one!! I love that you’re offering me the chance to win a copy. Thanks Cindy!


  9. I unfortunately have never read a Ruth Ware book. I would love this to be my first. Thank you for the chance.


  10. I haven’t had the opportunity to read any of her books yet, but they are all on my to-read wish list. I would love to start by winning myself a copy that I will share with all my reading buddies.


  11. Loved the The Woman in Cabin 10, started and finished it in one weekend, and accomplished nothing else till I was done with it.


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