Ruth Ware is a British bestselling author of thriller, mystery, and crime novels. Her novels include In a Dark, Dark Wood (2015), The Woman in Cabin 10 (2016), The Lying Game (2017) and The Death of Mrs. Westaway (2018). Both In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 were bestsellers, ranking in the top 10 on the U.K.'s Sunday Times and The New York Times bestseller lists. She writes stories full of murders, family secrets, toxic friendships and her stories frequently feature characters that are complicated, conflicted, lonely, and downright selfish. Her books have been optioned for both film and TV, and she is published in more than 40 languages. Ruth grew up in Sussex, graduated from Manchester University, and lives near Brighton with her family.