The Death of Mrs. Westaway Character Descriptions

Ruth Ware
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This character is the protagonist of the novel. She is 21 years old in the narrative present and the past three years of her life have been more difficult than all the others put together. This is because her single mother had been killed in a violent hit-and-run accident around that time and she has had to fend for herself since then. At the start of the narrative, this character receives a threatening letter from a debt collector, as well as a letter from a lawyer declaring her to be the heir of a woman whose name she has never heard.


This character is originally from London, but runs a kiosk on the Brighton seafront. This character speaks "with a liberal amount of Cockney rhyming slang" (26) and is very kind to the protagonist. This character makes his living selling tea in the winter and soft drinks in the...

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