**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**
'Powerfully atmospheric, unguessably twisty...I devoured it' LOUISE CANDLISH, bestselling author of OUR HOUSE
When Harriet Westaway receives an unexpected letter telling her she's inherited a substantial bequest from her Cornish grandmother, it seems like the answer to her prayers.
There's just one problem - Hal's real grandparents died more than twenty years ago.
Hal desperately needs the cash and makes a choice that will change her life for ever. She knows that her skills as a seaside fortune teller could help her con her way to getting the money.
But once Hal embarks on her deception, there is no going back. She must keep going or risk losing everything, even her life...
'If you're an Agatha Christie fan then you'll love this eerie new offering from mega-author Ruth Ware... Dark, unsettling and brilliant,' HEAT
'[An] explosive claustrophobic family drama laced with a touch of du Maurier, WOMAN & HOME
‘Powerfully atmospheric, unguessably twisty…I devoured it’ -
'I read this in two lightning quick sittings, Hal is the most enthralling anti-heroine and the gothic Cornish setting was riveting. But mainly this was just an incredible story, filled with utterly believable characters and brilliantly told. I absolutely adored it' -
The Death of Mrs Westaway is Ruth Ware's best: a dark and dramatic thriller, part murder mystery, part family drama, altogether riveting.
If you’re an Agatha Christie fan then you’ll love this eerie new offering from mega-author Ruth Ware… Dark, unsettling and brilliant.
A dark tale by one of the best thriller writers around.
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