The It Girl Book Review
|Title:||The It Girl|
|Published:||July 12, 2022, Gallery/Scout Press|
|No. of Pages:||432|
|Cover Price:||$28.99 Hardcover, $14.99 Kindle|
April Clarke-Cliveden and Hannah Jones were roommates at Oxford. As the year progressed, they became best friends and were part of a group of close, inseparable friends until April was found murdered in her dorm room. After that, although the friends went on with their lies, problems came up over a period of 10 years that affected every person involved. Hannah married April’s boyfriend, and testified against a strange faculty member at the college which resulted in him being convicted, in Ruth Ware’s novel, The It Girl . The novel goes from before (the murder) to after. Hannah wonders if her testimony convicted an innocent man when that so-called “innocent man” dies in prison, Hannah is beside herself and begins contacting her old friends to get to the bottom of it and rethink the clues leading to the murder.
Ruth Ware is an excellent storyteller and it is evident in this novel. It is well-written and even though it jumps from before to after throughout, it’s fairly easy to follow. It actually keeps readers on the edges of their seats wondering who the actual murderer is if it isn’t the man convicted. The building suspense keeps readers glued to the novel. Ware’s development of the characters is especially good in this novel, and the characters seem like real people that mainstream people actually know.
There is no question why Ruth Ware is a bestselling author; this is an excellent novel that will be enjoyed by all thriller aficionados. Highly recommended.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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