Ruin Falls by Jenny Milchman

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Liz Daniel along with her husband Paul, and their two children, Reid (8) and Ally (6) are going on a rare vacation.  Tired from travel they decide to stop and stay over in a hotel and start again fresh in the morning.  Exhausted from the long travel day everyone is soon asleep.

When Liz awakens feeling refreshed and ready to go, she finds that her children have left the room.  In fact, as Paul and Liz search the hotel frantically they find that the two young children are nowhere to be found.

As life spins dizzily out of control and the police are called; Liz suddenly discovers that her children were not taken by a stranger at all.  Someone she trusts with her life, has committed the ultimate betrayal… and Liz will stop at nothing to get her children back.



Ruin Falls has that intriguing type of synopsis that pulls you in.  Where did the children go?  Who has them?  And what does that mean that they are with someone the mother knows?  Why would someone you trust take your children?

And all of this…

I can not tell you.

What I can tell you is that Ruin Falls has just enough creep factor skimming along it that you find yourself engaged in what is about to happen.  Walking right alongside Liz as she searches… finding clues along the way that make this read go from a thriller to a chiller.

I listened to this one on audio with Cassandra Campbell narrating and she is always a good listen!



  • Audible Audio Edition
  • Listening Length: 11 hours and 53 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • Release Date: April 22, 2014


22 Comments on “Ruin Falls by Jenny Milchman

  1. I just put the book on hold at the library. Thanks for recommending it.

    • I wasnt sure what to expect… the beginning was so sudden… they were already in the car going on vacation. I though “oh boy…. this might be a messy listen”, but it pulled me in 🙂

  2. I love C. Campbell as a narrator, and she did a great job, but I just didn’t love this story. Glad it worked better for you.

  3. I read this one a while ago and remember feeling the ending needed a little more explanation. But the narration was great – I chose it because Cassandra Campbell was the narrator. Yeah, I do that. Kind of like choosing a book for its cover! 🙂

  4. I have been curious about this book, as I’ve seen it around the blogosphere…and also on the Vine site. I just may have to request it! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Sheila, I just wanted to stop by your blog and say how glad I am that you enjoyed Ruin Falls. Thank you for starting such a great conversation about it!

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