Ruth Ware, Abir Mukherjee, Lisa Jewell and more on the crime books that shaped them – and the genre itself.
Ruth Ware, Dolly Alderton, Simon Mayo, Mary Portas and more recall the most special books they have received as gifts, from treasured hand-me-downs to original editions. For more recommendations, try the Penguin Christmas gift guide.
Ruth Ware, author of In A Dark, Dark Wood, recommends five books that taught her how to build suspense.
Ruth Ware is an international number one bestseller. Her thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game, The Death of Mrs Westaway and The Turn of the Key have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the Sunday Times and New York Times. Her books have been optioned for TV and film and she is published in more than 40 languages. Ruth lives near Brighton with her family. Visit ruthware.com to find out more.