Jenny Milchman - Ruin Falls
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 in, Ruin Falls ($26.00).
Liz Daniels has every reason to be happy about setting off on a family vacation. Instead, she feels uneasy. Her children, Reid and Ally, have only met their paternal grandparents a handful of times. But Liz’s husband has decided that, despite a strained relationship with his mother and father, they should visit the New York farm where he spent his childhood.
On their way, the family stops at a hotel for the night. In the morning, when Liz checks on her sleeping children, all of her anxiety from the day before comes roaring back to life: Ally and Reid are nowhere to be found. Blind panic slides into terror as the hours tick by without anyone finding a trace of her kids. Soon, Liz and her husband are being interviewed by police, an Amber Alert is issued, and detectives are called in.
Frantic worry and helplessness threaten to overtake Liz’s mind—but in a 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. Liz knows that Ally and Reid are safe, but she 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.
Jenny Milchman lives in upstate New York with her family. She is the author of Cover of Snow and Ruin Falls.
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