In a Dark, Dark Wood
I know that this book has some quite negative reviews, but that didn’t deter me one bit. The fact is, I’m easy to entertain, and I’m terrible at solving mysteries. Maybe those two things contributed to me liking this book so much, I don’t know. I just know that I read it in three days, and would have finished it sooner than that if I hadn’t, you know, had a life to deal with.
I was fascinated with the setup – a group of (mostly) strangers, alone in a big glass house deep in the woods, completely secluded. Remember that movie 13 Ghosts? I loved it for a similar reason. Because WHO KNOWS what can happen in the middle of the woods in the dark of night? If a book features that setup, I’m in.
I also love the whole unreliable narrator thing, and I think that Nora having lost her memory was a great way to do that. Again, I am AWFUL at solving mysteries, but I honestly had no idea what was going happen at any point. Some people have mentioned that the book was very predictable, but it didn’t seem that way to me.