The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

This is my second novel by Ruth Ware and it was a highly anticipated read for myself! I really enjoyed The Woman in Cabin 10!

Hal is way behind on bills. She’s made a bad loan agreement with a man she shouldn’t have, and is in big trouble about paying back the interest. Meanwhile, she gets a letter that her grandmother has passed and she’s inheriting something special. She just has to attend the funeral in order to receive her goods. Turns out, this grandmother is filthy rich. This seems exactly what Hal needs! The only problem is, her grandparents died forever ago. So who is this grandmother claiming her as her own?

I loved the gothic vibes throughout the book. The descriptions of Hal’s job as a Tarot Card reader was fun to read about. Despite that, I was never truly grabbed by the story. Once we started meeting the long-lost family members, I really began to lose interest. I felt like I was spending too much time getting caught up in trying to figure out who was who. The ending was grand and made everything seem like all is right with the world regardless of my wanting to put it down multiple times. I was a little disappointed with this one.

3/5 Stars

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