“The children had never been this far from home before.” ~ from Ruin Falls, by Jenny Milchman
What thoughts does this first line from Jenny Milchman’s Ruin Falls bring to your mind?
Cue from title
Indeed, the title gives a cue about the tone of the book. I don’t want to give too much away and spoil it for you, but I can say that the book involves the disappearance of two children and their mother’s desperate search for them. It is a book of suspense. Sometimes a reader can tell by the title what kind of book a novel is, but we all know that isn’t always true. “You can’t judge a book by its cover” comes to mind.
Speaking of judging a book . . .
Ruin Falls was an Indie Next Pick and a “Top Ten of 2014” selection by Suspense Magazine.
Author, Jenny Milchman
I decided to read Ruin Falls last year primarily because it fulfilled one of the 19 categories in the 2016 Mint Hill Library Reading Challenge — Read a book whose author has your initials. It was either that or read a book by James A. Michener. Time was not on my side, so I opted for Jenny Milchman. I’d read another of her books — Cover of Snow — several ears ago and liked it, so Ruin Falls was not a random choice. I will read other books she writes. I have not read her novel published in 2015 titled As Night Falls. It seems to be another suspense novel.
In addition to her writing talent, I admire Jenny Milchman for founding “Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day” in 2010.
Until my next blog post . . .
I hope you have a good book to read. If you’re a writer, I hope you have productive writing time.