Ruth Ware has rocketed to international stardom in the last few years, hitting the top of bestseller charts around the world.
Her rise began with the phenomenal success of her debut, In a Dark, Dark Wood which was a Sunday Times bestseller and a Richard and Judy Book Club choice. She proved that was no fluke with the bestselling follow- up The Woman in Cabin 10, and has since had huge hits with The Lying Game and The Death of Mrs Westaway.
Her books are stuffed full of murder, family secrets, toxic friendships and things that go bump in the night. She says her lead characters tend to be complicated, conflicted, lonely, spiky and sometimes downright selfish. Of course, they’re also brave, defiant, dogged and occasionally very selfless. Ruth has been most often likened to Agatha Christie – a comparison guaranteed to make her blush – but there’s no doubt she follows in that classic tradition of British murder mysteries, and does so very well indeed.
Her books have been optioned for both film and TV, and she is now published in more than 40 languages.
Saturday, 3 August 11am – 12pm
Discovery Theatre Cinema “Classically Criminal”
Alex Gray and Ruth Ware