|Jenny Milchman explores the questions of how well any of us really know our chosen life-partners and the deep reservoirs of unanticipated strength a betrayed mother can discover in pursuit of her children’s safety in Ruin Falls. (See Maryelizabeth’s review.) Jenny received the Mary Higgins Clark award in early May for her debut, Cover of Snow; the award is a special recognition from the Mystery Writers of America for a work written in the tradition of the Queen of Suspense.
On a road trip vacation, Liz Daniels and her family stop at a hotel for the night. In the morning, when Liz checks on her sleeping children, eight-year-old Reid and six-year-old Ally are nowhere to be found. Blind panic slides into ice-cold terror as the hours tick by without anyone finding a trace of her kids. Soon, Liz and husband Paul 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 sudden, 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.
About the Author
Jenny Milchman is a suspense writer who until recently lived on the road with her family on what Shelf Awareness called "the world's longest book tour". She has come to settle in upstate New York. For now anyway.