The It Girl - Ruth Ware

The It Girl

By Ruth Ware

  • Release Date: 2022-07-12
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 2,322 Ratings



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.


  • The It Girl

    By dhmmarino
    Solid plot and a quick read!
  • Loved!

    By Kayla in MS
    I enjoyed it. Huge twist at the end that you didnt see coming!
  • Couldn't put it down at the end

    By loganessmoma
    Good book. Easy read
  • Predictable

    By grantmom
    Predictable and really drawn out. Hannah was also a pain of a narrator and I didn't get enough build up of her and Will's relationship at all to make it plausible. Combine that with the fact that she was so fixated on one year in college being so was dull.
  • It just wasn’t good

    By Amigo73
    I skimmed most of the repetitive descriptions and internal dialogue, and I rarely skim, but is was just too awful. The editors should have reduced this book by half. The characters were all pretty much unlikeable children and I found o couldn’t care about them. I recommend a pass on this one.
  • Hard to respect or like main character

    By S. Merrell
    As a mom, I found it hard to like the main character since on multiple occasions she put the life of her unborn baby in jeopardy and also didn’t want to attend doctor appointments for her baby or take medication the doctor said she needed. I liked the book up until she started running around like a crazy person trying to solve the murder with total disregard for her pregnancy. I just couldn’t get past that.
  • Slow to start

    By Pickles 7
    I’ve read a lot of Ruth Wares books so I was excited to read It Girl. It was a bit disappointing. Really really slow start. When I was pretty much ready to throw in the towel it got much better. The ending is a twist and made up for such a slow, redundant start.
  • Terrible and Painful to Read

    By vacccccca
    This book moves painfully slow. Grass grows at a quicker rate than the development of this book. I was forced to put put it down about half way through.
  • Great read

    By samm book
    It had the right amount of suspense and story line to keep me reading. I would recommend this book.
  • Not my Favorite

    By Monet_1955
    Couldn’t help but compare to Ruth’s other books that I recently read and gave 5 stars to - “The Turn of the Key” and “The Death of Mrs. Westaway”. Where these 2 books were rapid reads and I loved the way the characters interacted and was intrigued by the plot. This one - I guess I didn’t much care for April. She seemed entitled, mean and shallow. There was a lot of Before and After chapters and I just didn’t find it as interesting as it plodded along. I figure out the killer early on as well so it wasn’t as surprising for me. Still a great author and I look forward to reading more of her writing.