The It Girl

by Ruth Ware | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1982155264 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingperryfranwing of Elk Grove, California USA on 10/7/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingperryfranwing from Elk Grove, California USA on Friday, October 7, 2022
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of One by One returns with an unputdownable mystery following a woman on the search for answers a decade after her friend’s murder.

Journal Entry 2 by wingperryfranwing at Elk Grove, California USA on Friday, October 21, 2022
I have read and enjoyed several books by Ware including THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10, THE DEATH OF MRS. WESTAWAY, and a few more. I felt some were better than others with THE IT GIRL falling somewhere in the middle. The plot of this one seemed familiar to me. The protagonist Hannah is a student at Oxford's Pelham College with a clique of several friends including April, her roommate and a very bright and vivacious young woman who can also be vicious by playing not-so-funny practical jokes on others. April's boyfriend is Will. But is Will faithful to April and is April faithful to Will? Then one night, April is murdered. Her death is discovered by Hannah and another friend, Hugh. Hannah sees a man leaving the staircase to April's room shortly before her body is discovered. The man is a porter at the college named John Neville and he is arrested and convicted of the killing. But did he actually do it?

The novel is written from Hannah's perspective both before the murder takes place and then 10 years after. The story alternates between these two timeframes and ten years later, Hannah is not sure what really happened that night and whether or not Neville is the murderer. He dies in prison and always claimed his innocence. Ware keeps you guessing throughout and throws in a lot of red herrings before the gripping conclusion of the story which was a complete surprise to me. I think Ware is a very good writer and is great at character development but this one seemed a little overlong to me and I was anxious to get it over with. Mild recommendation overall.

Journal Entry 3 by wingperryfranwing at Wishlist Tag Game , A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Friday, October 21, 2022

Released 7 mos ago (10/21/2022 UTC) at Wishlist Tag Game , A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases


This is off to T02S03B11D20 in Michigan as a wishlist tag. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by T02S03B11D20 at Springport, Michigan USA on Friday, October 28, 2022
This arrived the other day, thanks for sending along!

Journal Entry 5 by T02S03B11D20 at Hamilton, Ohio USA on Sunday, March 19, 2023

Released 2 mos ago (3/20/2023 UTC) at Hamilton, Ohio USA


A wish list tag, enjoy.

Journal Entry 6 by mrsjones at Hamilton, Ohio USA on Friday, March 24, 2023
Received in the mail. I really like Ruth Ware's works. Can't wait to read this one!

Journal Entry 7 by mrsjones at Hamilton, Ohio USA on Monday, April 10, 2023
I liked the premise and the characters in this book. Having a sister thrown in at the end was strange. I don't like mysteries that don't provide all the information you need to guess who did it. But then, this isn't really a "mystery." I was a little disappointed with the ending, but not entirely. I was relieved the killer wasn't who I thought it was.

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