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The Resource Ruin Falls : a novel, Jenny Milchman

Ruin Falls : a novel, Jenny Milchman

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Ruin Falls : a novel
Title
Ruin Falls
Title remainder
a novel
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Jenny Milchman
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eng
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Review
  • In Milchman’s intense follow-up to 2013’s Cover of Snow , Liz Daniels and her husband, Paul, along with their two children—six-year-old Ally and eight-year-old Reid—are en route to visit Paul’s estranged parents in rural Junction Bridge, N.Y., when they decide to stop for the night. The next morning, Liz awakens in their hotel room to discover that Ally and Reid are gone. Within hours, Paul has also slipped away, and police conclude that he took the two youngsters. Stunned by his duplicity, Liz returns to their Adirondack home, where she scours Paul’s past for clues about where he’s gone and why. After an unsteady start, Milchman weaves a complex and intriguing tale, adeptly pacing the narrative as danger escalates for both Liz and her kids. Most impressive, though, is Liz’s transformation from a meek wife, content to cede all decisions to her dominant husband, to a strong, capable woman determined to rescue her children at any cost to herself. Agent, Julia Kenny, Markson Thoma Literary. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed February 17, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 07, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ Liz Daniels has no idea that a vacation with her husband and two young children will be the beginning of a heart-wrenching nightmare. After an exhausting day of driving, the family opts to stay at a hotel overnight. Liz awakens the next morning to find her children missing, and she and her husband, Paul, enlist help from hotel security and the local police. Then Paul suddenly disappears into thin air, and Liz is stunned to discover that her spouse is the abductor of her children. When the authorities refuse to become involved, citing parental custody issues, Liz begins her own frantic and relentless search. Digging into Paul's past and tracing his recent computer history, she first discovers hidden family secrets and then a connection to a cult-like underground society. The closer Liz gets to the truth and to finding her children, the more the danger intensifies. VERDICT Essential for psychological thriller fanatics, Milchman's second novel trumps her acclaimed debut, Cover of Snow . Extreme, heart-pounding action follows this determined mother as she risks everything to save her children. [See Prepub Alert, 10/20/13.]— Mary Todd Chesnut, Northern Kentucky Univ. Lib., Highland Heights --Mary Todd Chesnut (Reviewed March 15, 2014) (Library Journal, vol 139, issue 5, p112)
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10300547
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PABRO
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Milchman, Jenny
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.I47555
LC item number
R85 2015
Literary form
fiction
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  • Parental kidnapping
  • Mothers of kidnapped children
  • Missing persons
  • Family secrets
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Ruin Falls : a novel, Jenny Milchman
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text
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21 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780345549099
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) o884298029
  • (OCoLC)884298029
Label
Ruin Falls : a novel, Jenny Milchman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780345549099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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  • (Sirsi) o884298029
  • (OCoLC)884298029

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