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Ruby Falls by Deborah Goodrich Royce
Release Date: May 4, 2021
About The Book:
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.
Miss W’s Review:
Ruby Falls by Deborah Goodrich Royce is a captivating and mesmerizing book that I loved.
I really loved Ruby’s story and how it was revealed layer by layer.
The descriptions were so detailed I felt as if I was in that very place.
I felt all the feelings the characters were feeling.
The characters were well written, complex, flawed and well fleshed out.
This story is a thriller but a mystery all wrapped into one. The time period of 1987 is so well written and the references to the pop culture at that time are spot on . I LOVE that the main character is a former SOAP start. I enjoy how the author draws on her own experiences to enhance the authenticity of the character and the story.
The main time period setting of 1987 is so well referenced in the book with movies and music. Our main character is even an ex- daytime soap opera star.
There are quite a few twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. This book was so hard to put down.
I HIGHLY recommend it!
About The Author:
Deborah Goodrich Royce’s first novel, Finding Mrs. Ford, debuted in 2019 to rave reviews. She divides her time between the Northeast and Florida, where she writes, reads, watches a lot of movies, and spends time with her family.
Deborah serves on the governing and/or advisory boards of the Avon Theatre, the American Film Institute, New York Botanical Garden, the Greenwich International Film Festival, the Greenwich Historical Society, the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, the Preservation Society of Newport, and the PRASAD Project. She and her husband have restored more buildings than she can count, including the Ocean House Hotel, and the Deer Mountain Inn.
Deborah holds a BA in French and Italian from Lake Erie College and an honorary doctorate from the same institution. In an earlier life, she was an actress in film and television and a story editor for Miramax Films. Ruby Falls is her second psychological thriller, and she owes a debt of gratitude for its inspiration to Daphne du Maurier and Alfred Hitchcock.https://deborahgoodrichroyce.com/
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Until the next chapter,