An Unlikely Story welcomes bestselling thriller author Ruth Ware! Ware is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of IN A DARK, DARK WOOD, THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10, THE LYING GAME, THE DEATH OF MRS. WESTAWAY, THE TURN OF THE KEY, and ONE BY ONE. In this event, Ware will discuss her newest page turning thriller, THE IT GIRL with award-winning author and reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan. This unputdownable mystery follows a group of friends that meet at Oxford, and what happens after the IT girl of their group is murdered. 10 years later, they reconnect after a journalist presents new evidence that the person who was convicted may have been innocent. Readers will be sitting at the edge of their seats trying to figure out who really murderer the IT girl. Ware has been called “The Agatha Christie of our generation” (David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author) and THE IT GIRL will soon be this summer's best thriller! Ware will be in conversation with USA Today bestselling author and on-air investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV, Hank Phillippi Ryan. Following the discussion, they will answer questions, and sign copies of their books.
Tickets are $30.80 and include admission for one to the presentation and one copy of THE IT GIRL, which Ware will personalize at the event.
If you cannot make the event, but would like a personalized copy of Ruth's books, please order them on our website by July 19th and include the name of the person you would like your book inscribed to in the "order comments".
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the “claustrophobic spine-tingler” (People) One by One returns with an unputdownable mystery following a woman on the search for answers a decade after her friend’s murder.
April Clarke-Cliveden was the first person Hannah Jones met at Oxford.
Vivacious, bright, occasionally vicious, and the ultimate It girl, she quickly pulled Hannah into her dazzling orbit. Together, they developed a group of devoted and inseparable friends—Will, Hugh, Ryan, and Emily—during their first term. By the end of the year, April was dead.
Now, a decade later, Hannah and Will are expecting their first child, and the man convicted of killing April, former Oxford porter John Neville, has died in prison. Relieved to have finally put the past behind her, Hannah’s world is rocked when a young journalist comes knocking and presents new evidence that Neville may have been innocent. As Hannah reconnects with old friends and delves deeper into the mystery of April’s death, she realizes that the friends she thought she knew all have something to hide…including a murder.
“The Agatha Christie of our generation” (David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author) proves once again that she is “as ingenious and indefatigable as the Queen of Crime” (The Washington Post) with this propulsive murder mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
"Deliciously dark and utterly addictive — my favourite Ruth Ware yet!" —Lucy Foley, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Apartment and The Guest List
“Every Ruth Ware novel is a unique and unexpected gem and this one is no exception. A heady, tense, slowburn dream of a book, multi-layered and steeped in atmosphere and peril. I loved every page." —Lisa Jewell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone
“Ware develops both the reader’s doubts about and concern for Hannah as the suspense builds gradually under a masterful barrage of red herrings . . . Riveting.” —Booklist (Starred Review)
“This exceptional psychological thriller from Ware probes how much one can trust others—and one’s self . . . . Alternating past and present chapters build toward a gripping denouement as nicely chosen details bring each character vividly to life. This showcases Ware’s gifts to the fullest.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“As usual with Ware, the novel is well crafted—the setting, characters, and dialogue are all engaging . . . Delightfully readable.” —Kirkus Reviews
ABOUT RUTH WARE:
Ruth Ware worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language, and a press officer before settling down as a full-time writer. She now lives with her family in Sussex, on the south coast of England. She is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail (Toronto) bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood; The Woman in Cabin 10; The Lying Game; The Death of Mrs. Westaway; The Turn of the Key; One by One; and The It Girl. Visit her at RuthWare.com or follow her on Twitter @RuthWareWriter.
ABOUT HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN:
Hank Phillippi is the USA Today bestselling author of 13 psychological thrillers, winning the genre's most prestigious awards: five Agathas, four Anthonys, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. She is also the investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV, winning 37 EMMYs. Book reviewers call her “a master of suspense.” Her newest is Her Perfect Life, a chilling psychological standalone about fame, family, and revenge. It received starred reviews from both Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, calling it “a superlative thriller.” It’s now nominated for the Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel. Her next is The House Guest, coming February 2023.