Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ruin Falls - Book Review

Liz's husband Paul has planned a family vacation to visit his parents. It's been years since they've seen them and even longer since they've taken a vacation together. During the long road trip, Liz just can't shake the unsettled feeling but she chalks it up to paranoia. However, the next morning she wakes up in her hotel room to find that her two children have disappeared. Liz is shocked, surprised and devastated. Liz will fight for her children. Through twists and turns and dangerous encounters, Liz searches for her missing children with determination and perseverance.

A missing child is a mother's worst nightmare. Liz isn't sure who to trust and who, if anyone, supports her in finding her children. In Ruin Falls, the newest mystery from Jenny Milchman, Liz's fears and heartache speak to every  mother. The novel is well paced and keeps the reader turning the pages. I was intrigued enough to finish the story even though the plot has holes and ended up seeming a bit far fetched.

While Liz was obviously under serious duress, her interactions with people seemed strange. She wasn't communicating well with anyone, even her best friend and the love interest was forced and so sudden that I couldn't fully wrap my head around it.

Overall, I raced through the quick-paced story so I could rest assured that Liz recovered her children. It ended up not being much of a mystery as I was able to figure out much of the plot early on. There are a few minor twists but nothing very shocking and sort of left me flat.

Ruin Falls by Jenny Milchman was published by Ballantine Books on April 22, 2014. 

**I received a complimentary copy of Ruin Falls in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.**

1 comment:

Anita LeBeau said...

Well drat, I'm sorry to hear this. Planning to pick this up next.