Thursday, April 10, 2014

Review: Ruin Falls By: Jenny Milchman

Ruin FallsRuin Falls by Jenny Milchman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

***** This is a First Reads, Thank You Goodreads *****

Elizabeth Daniels has woken up to a nightmare. The vacation that her husband and kids set for yesterday seemingly hours behind her, as she awakes in the hotel to missing children and later to the realization that Paul, her husband, has taken them and disappeared. The man she once thought she knew had secrets long hidden away and she will stop at nothing to uncover who he is and what those secrets are to get to her children. There are also people that want their own secrets protected and Liz is getting too close to messing with the grand vision.

I was on pins and needles. The complexities of relationships of featured strongly, especially throughout the mother - Liz's relationship with her children, her friend Jill with her son Andy, Paul's mother Mary and her relationship regarding Paul and even with Liz, some of the secondary characters are defined by the relationships that they held with their mothers. What is the scariest case for a mother, than to lose their child - to have them ripped away, kidnapped, overnight, with no indication, by their own father (thereby, the law can only do so much) - the betrayal, the pain.

The next steps come to Liz as strange people and incidents occur - she investigates, she searches, and she digs. This is where the primal need comes, where a mother will not stop, nothing will come in her way, when there seems to be no hope she will find it, and when someone says back off she will fight further.

This is a great book for a book club, wonderful for discussion! Once you pick this one up, you will not put it down, Enjoy!

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