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Review: Ruby Falls by Deborah Goodrich Royce



Blurb from Goodreads:
Like the chilling psychological thriller The Silent Patient, Deborah Goodrich Royce’s Ruby Falls is a nail-biting tale of a fragile young actress, the new husband she barely knows, and her growing suspicion that the secrets he harbors may eclipse her own.

On a brilliantly sunny July day, six-year-old Ruby is abandoned by her father in the suffocating dark of a Tennessee cave. Twenty years later, transformed into soap opera star Eleanor Russell, she is fired under dubious circumstances. Fleeing to Europe, she marries a glamorous stranger named Orlando Montague and keeps her past closely hidden.

Together, Eleanor and Orlando start afresh in LA. Setting up house in a storybook cottage in the Hollywood Hills, Eleanor is cast in a dream role—the lead in a remake of Rebecca. As she immerses herself in that eerie gothic tale, Orlando’s personality changes, ghosts of her past re-emerge, and Eleanor fears she is not the only person in her marriage with a secret.

In this thrilling and twisty homage to Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, the story ricochets through the streets of Los Angeles, a dangerous marriage to an exotic stranger, and the mind of a young woman whose past may not release her.
My Review:
This book will suck you in immediately and not let you go.  I don't always love unreliable narrators but this one was perfect.  I felt for Eleanor and I believed her but I was also dying to find out what would happen.  This is definitely a fast paced read, at least it was for me, and I enjoyed it immensely. I definitely recommend this to fans of Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier; you will love this book!

Ruby Falls comes out TOMORROW on May 4, 2021, and you can purchase HERE!  I definitely recommend this one!
"I understand you're not working at the moment, Ellie?" It was incredible how she phrased these things. She opted not to say that my mother had told her this. Instead, she told me that she understood it, like it had come to her through some intuitive ability. Like she had divined it out of the pouring rain.

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