Ruin Falls By Jenny Milchman

Aug 23, 2014 | 2014 Articles, Marilyn Meredith, Mysteryrat's Maze

by Marilyn Meredith

Details on how to win a copy of Ruin Falls at the end of this review, along with a link to purchase the book where a portion goes to help support KRL.

Believe me, once you start reading Ruin Falls, you won’t want to put it down. Liz Daniels is going on a much needed vacation with her husband, Paul and their two children, Ally and Reid. Despite the fact that Paul is immediately revealed to be a control freak, Liz respects and loves him.

The trip starts out normally enough with their first overnight stop being an ordinary motel. What happens next is far from ordinary, when the Daniel children disappear. It seems someone has entered their room and kidnapped them. The police are called and suspicion immediately turned on the parents. book

In order not to spoil the drama and suspense, all I can say is that nothing is as it appears. Liz is left on her own to follow the trail of her missing children which reveals secrets that have been harbored for years. Though she does receive help from a police detective, a friend from the past, she mainly has to rely on herself to figure out where her children are. She follows some clues she finds on her husband’s computer, bits and pieces of information reluctantly given her by Paul’s parents and a few answers from his colleagues.

In the end though, Liz has to rely on her own strength, intelligence and ingenuity to rescue her children in a most dramatic and surprising climax. With a masterful hand, Milchman has crafted a spell-binding tale filled with unusual characters with both good and bad traits, along with one most horrible villain, and many suspenseful surprises during the journey. I doubt I need to say that I loved Ruin Falls.

Marilyn Meredith is the author of the Deputy Tempe Crabtree mysteries, and as F. M. Meredith, the Rocky Bluff P.D. crime series.

To enter to win a copy of Ruin Falls, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Ruin,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen August 30, 2014. U.S. residents only.

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  1. Marilyn, some reviews make a writer tingle, and yours was one. Thank you for getting what I hoped to do so very deeply.

  2. new author and interesting sounding story. I want to read it.

  3. Having enjoyed Cover of Snow, I’ll be reading this one for sure.

  4. I look forward to reading Jenny’s latest book! (It was hard to put the last one down too.)

  5. Jenny’s writing makes me tingle.

  6. This sounds like a fascinating read. Look forward to reading this book!

  7. We have a winner
    Lorie Ham, KRL Publisher

  8. Curiosity got me. Who won?


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