The Death of Mrs. Westaway

The Death of Mrs. Westaway

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"Harriet Westaway-better known as Hal-makes ends meet as a tarot reader, but she doesn't 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."--
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Simon & Schuster Canada, 2018
ISBN: 9781501151842
9781501151835
Characteristics: 368 p. ; 24 cm

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JCLSteveC Apr 09, 2021

An excellent who-done-it mystery complete with a mansion, great characters, and an inheritance.

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weezie1
Apr 01, 2021

Oh my gosh what a slow read this one is. I read half way through and stopped reading. The end might have been worth the reading but I moved on to another book.

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marthalist
Mar 22, 2021

I really like this book and will try to read more by this author! This is very much full of family and many secrets!

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KamalaHughes
Jan 18, 2021

I reviewed a few of the other comments and would agree that there is a bit of a repetitive nature to this novel. It is only the second title by Ruth Ware that I have read, and even with some things that got under my skin a bit ('I'm sorry' was a very over used phrase) I would still recommend it. I agree that there were some things that could be predictable, but I confess I was looking harder for the pattern after completing The Turn of the Key. And still found something that I didn't expect, so happy with the read. Will be looking for other books by Ruth Ware in the future.

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hannahbfox1
Jan 13, 2021

I usually really enjoy Ware's books, and I did enjoy this one but I think only because it was by Ware. I felt like it didn't actually get suspenseful until about page 300 which was unfortunate. Up until then I felt like I wasn't getting anywhere. If you like Ruth Ware, I'd still suggest this, but I'd also warn she has better books like The Woman in Cabin 10.

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herlz
Aug 28, 2020

Slow burn but still worth the read.

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jesskadoll
Apr 21, 2020

I wish I would have read more of the reviews before reading this. I'm glad I'm not the only one who had a hard time finishing this book. I love Ruth Ware, but this one missed the mark. DRAGGED ON AND ON with a thin plot line. Nothing of value happened until 3/4 through the book. I only finished it because I had wasted so much time on it. Didn't like Hal, predictable story line, and no other likeable characters. Blah, oh well.

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jbroderius
Mar 21, 2020

Want to come back to this one

ArapahoeKristy Mar 19, 2020

This is the fist of Ruth Ware's books that I have read and I enjoyed it. It was a quick read. Some of it was predictable, some of it not. It's a perfect mystery for a dark, stormy night!

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Rita_Maria
Mar 06, 2020

It was a pretty decent plot but I found the many pages of the main character's thought processes repetitive and boring.

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