[]
[]

Ruin Falls

A Novel

Milchman, Jenny

(Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Ruin Falls
Print
In a suspenseful follow-up to her critically acclaimed Cover of Snow, Jenny Milchman ratchets up the tension with this edge-of-your-seat story of a mother determined to find her missing children. nbsp; Liz Daniels has every reason to be happy about setting off on a rare family vacation, leaving behind her remote home in the Adirondack Mountains for a while. Instead, she feels uneasy. Her children, eight-year-old Reid and six-year-old Ally, have met their paternal grandparents only a handful of times. But Liz's husband, Paul, has decided that, despite a strained relationship with his mother and father, they should visit the farm in western New York where he spent his childhood. nbsp; On their way to the farm, the family stops at a hotel for the night. In the morning, when Liz goes to check on her sleeping children, all her anxiety comes roaring back: Ally and Reed are nowhere to be found. Blind panic slides into ice-cold terror as the hours tick by without anyone finding a trace of the kids. Soon, Paul and Liz are being interviewed by police, an Amber Alert is issued, and detectives are called in. nbsp; Frantic worry and helplessness threaten to overtake Liz's mind--but in a sudden, gut-wrenching instant she realizes that it was no stranger who slipped into the hotel room that night. Someone she trusted completely has betrayed her. Though she knows that Ally and Reid are safe, Liz will stop at nothing to find them and get them back. From her guarded in-laws' unwelcoming farmhouse to the deep woods of her own hometown, Liz follows the threads of a terrible secret to uncover a hidden world created from dreams and haunted by nightmares. Praise for Jenny Milchman and Ruin Falls nbsp; "[Jenny] Milchman has a gift that allows her to delve deep into the mind and psyche of her characters, and fans of dark plots like the works of Gillian Flynn will find another author to savor." -- RT Book Reviews "Essential for psychological thriller fanatics . . . Extreme, heart-pounding action follows this determined mother as she risks everything to save her children." -- Library Journal "[Jenny Milchman] carves out a new niche with this unusual mix of ecothriller and family suspense drama." -- Booklist (starred review) nbsp; "Milchman weaves a complex and intriguing tale, adeptly pacing the narrative as danger escalates. . . . Most impressive, though, is Liz's transformation from a meek wife . . . to a strong, capable woman determined to rescue her children at any cost to herself." -- Publishers Weekly "Absorbing from start to finish: Jenny Milchman writes a deeply felt and suspenseful story of a woman whose life is upended by a death and a dark secret." --Nancy Pickard, bestselling author ofnbsp; The Scent of Rain and Lightning "Milchman can evoke the shadows and fears of a rural community like no one else." -- DuJour
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ♭2014
ISBN: 9780345549075
Characteristics: 339 pages ;,25 cm

Opinion

Community Activity

Quotes

Add a Quote

I thought this would be appropriate for me to quote, from page 336 in the Acknowledgments section: "Librarians and libraries are another precious resource. In those hallowed halls I became a reader and a future author. Thank you, librarians, for the work you do; thank you for taking a chance on me."

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Find it at CLEVNET

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
app10 Version gurli Last updated 2014/12/09 10:52