Release Date: August 3rd 2022
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Source: The publisher kindly sent me a copy of this book to review
Rating: 4/5 stars
Everyone wanted her life
Someone wanted her dead
It was Hannah who found April’s body ten years ago.
It was Hannah who didn’t question what she saw that day.
Did her testimony put an innocent man in prison?
She needs to know the truth.
Even if it means questioning her own friends.
Even if it means putting her own life at risk.
Because if the killer wasn’t a stranger, it’s someone she knows…
Ruth Ware is back with a new twisty and compelling thriller. The book tells the story of April and Hannah, best friends at Oxford. When April dies, porter John Neville is convicted of killing her, in part thanks to Hannah’s testimony. As the ten-year anniversary of April’s death approaches, Hannah makes contact with her old friendship group from Oxford. She soon begins to wonder if John Neville was an innocent man and if he was, does that mean one of her friends is the killer?
One of the things I love about Ruth Ware’s books is that she always comes up with the most intriguing concepts. The It Girl was no exception and I was hooked pretty much from the very beginning. Ruth Ware has a brilliant way of slowly pulling you into the mystery. Ware has a really engrossing writing style and there were more than a few times when I resented having to put the book down.
The It Girl is the sort of book that continually keeps you guessing. I was never quite sure who was responsible and there were definitely a few surprise moments I did not expect. I always love when I don’t guess the ending and this was one I absolutely did not predict. I really enjoyed the way the story was told over two different timelines and the characters felt well developed. This is a tense, gripping novel from Ruth Ware and I cannot wait to see what she comes up with next. If you’re looking for something that will keep you turning pages long into the night, this one is not to be missed.