A Live Q&A With a Sunday Times Bestselling Thriller Author.

Ruth Ware, Author.


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 both film and TV, and she is published in more than 40 languages.

Join The Novelry

Ruth Ware, Guest Tutor.

Enjoy a live Q&A with Ruth on Monday 19th October at 6pm BST.

Ruth Ware was born in 1977 and grew up in Lewes. She studied English at Manchester University, where she developed a fascination with Old English and Middle English texts. Before her writing career, Ruth worked as a waitress, a bookseller and a publicist. Ruth lives near Brighton with her husband and two children. Ruth Ware is frequently compared to Agatha Christie. "I think perhaps when people talk about our similarity they mean my plotting - at least I hope so, because I think Christie's plotting is exemplary. Where I think we differ is in character. Christie's characters are often quite buttoned up and don't show much emotion. I think she would strongly disapprove of my rather emotional young women."

Our Book in a Year Program

Ruth Ware's Books.

If you like psychological suspense and crime thrillers, you'll love Ruth Ware's novels.

(Click on the book to purchase.)

Ruth Ware

Nora hasn't seen Clare for ten years. Not since the day Nora walked out of her old life and never looked back. Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen party arrives. A weekend in a remote cottage - the perfect opportunity for Nora to reconnect with her best friend, to put the past behind her. But something goes wrong. Very wrong.



Ruth Ware

It seems too good to be true: a live-in nanny position, with an extremely generous salary. What Rowan doesn't know is that she's stepping into a nightmare – one that will end with her in a cell awaiting trial for murder. She knows she's made mistakes. But she's not guilty – at least not of murder. Which means someone else is.

Ruth Ware

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. But once Hal embarks on her deception, there is no going back.

Ruth Ware at The Novelry.

When you sign up for a course at The Novelry you will be able to join us as a member and enjoy a live writing class with Ruth Ware in October.

writing for children

The Book in a Year Program.

The practical equivalent of a Masters degree, to complete a novel to professional standard. Includes membership, the Classic course to create a big idea for your story, the Ninety Day Novel course to write your novel, and The Big Edit course to revise to publishing standard. 

Learn more
Placeholder Image

The Ninety Day Novel ® Course.

Daily lessons online to guide your novel writing every step of the way to 'The End'. Find your working practice. Live coaching sessions with your tutor to ensure the story is strong and you complete that novel this time and membership included. From £199 or $245.

Learn more

As Featured In:

 Five Stars on Trustpilot. 

“The ultimate productivity hack.” Forbes Magazine.

“One of the top ten creative writing holidays in the world.” The Telegraph.

“A place for writers to develop their work quickly.”  The Bookseller.

 “The best course to write your novel.” The Bookfox.

Get the Sunday paper for writers.

Sign up to get our weekly blog to your inbox.