Skip to content
Account Login Winnipeg Toll-Free: 1-800-561-1833 SK Toll-Free: 1-877-506-7456 Contact & Locations

parsed(2022-07-12) - pubdate: 07/22
pub date: 1657602000
today: 1713589200, pubdate > today = false

nyp: 0;

The It Girl

July 12, 2022 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781982163266
Reader Reward Price: $24.29 info
Out of stock. Available to order from publisher. We will confirm shipping time when order has been placed.
Checking Availibility...


The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the "claustrophobic spine-tingler" (People) One by One returns with an unputdownable mystery following a woman on the search for answers a decade after her friend's murder.

April Clarke-Cliveden was the first person Hannah Jones met at Oxford.

Vivacious, bright, occasionally vicious, and the ultimate It girl, she quickly pulled Hannah into her dazzling orbit. Together, they developed a group of devoted and inseparable friends--Will, Hugh, Ryan, and Emily--during their first term. By the end of the year, April was dead.

Now, a decade later, Hannah and Will are expecting their first child, and the man convicted of killing April, former Oxford porter John Neville, has died in prison. Relieved to have finally put the past behind her, Hannah's world is rocked when a young journalist comes knocking and presents new evidence that Neville may have been innocent. As Hannah reconnects with old friends and delves deeper into the mystery of April's death, she realizes that the friends she thought she knew all have something to hide...including a murder.

"The Agatha Christie of our generation" (David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author) proves once again that she is "as ingenious and indefatigable as the Queen of Crime" (The Washington Post) with this propulsive murder mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

About this Author

Ruth Ware worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language, and a press officer before settling down as a full-time writer. She now lives with her family in Sussex, on the south coast of England. She is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail (Toronto) bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark WoodThe Woman in Cabin 10The Lying GameThe Death of Mrs. WestawayThe Turn of the KeyOne by One; The It Girl; and Zero Days. Visit her at or follow her on Twitter @RuthWareWriter.

ISBN: 9781982163266
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 432
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: 2022-07-12


"Deliciously dark and utterly addictive--my favourite Ruth Ware yet!"
-- LUCY FOLEY, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Apartment 

"Every Ruth Ware novel is a unique and unexpected gem and this one is no exception. A heady, tense, slow-burn dream of a book, multi-layered and steeped in atmosphere and peril. I loved every page."
-- LISA JEWELL, New York Times bestselling author of Invisible Girl

"[A] tantalizing whodunit."
-- Toronto Star

"A stunning piece of work: one unseen murder, no gore, brilliantly drawn characters, spellbinding writing . . . we may not find a better mystery this year."
-- Winnipeg Free Press

"Ruth Ware is a leading light of the new generation of detective writers."
-- The Globe and Mail

"So many flawed friendships, so many promising red herrings. . . . The pages just turn themselves."
-- People

"Ware develops both the reader's doubts about and concern for Hannah as the suspense builds gradually under a masterful barrage of red herrings . . . Riveting."
-- Booklist (starred review)

"This exceptional psychological thriller from Ware probes how much one can trust others--and one's self. . . . Alternating past and present chapters build toward a gripping denouement as nicely chosen details bring each character vividly to life. This showcases Ware's gifts to the fullest." 
-- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Ware once again demonstrates her literary claim as the 21st century's answer to Agatha Christie with this ingeniously crafted puzzler . . . Top-drawer entertainment from a modern master of mystery."
-- Library Journal (Starred Review)

"As usual with Ware, the novel is well crafted--the setting, characters, and dialogue are all engaging . . . Delightfully readable." 
-- Kirkus Reviews

If the product is in stock at the store nearest you, we suggest you call ahead to have it set aside for you, or you may place an order online and choose in-store pickup.