Ruin Falls begins with a family vacation to visit seldom seen grandparents. Before they reach their goal, Liz Daniel's children are taken from a hotel. Worse yet, it eventually seems that the culprit is her husband.
A frantic Liz tries to unravel the reasoning behind her husband's decision to take their children.
I'm afraid the novel didn't do much for me. Liz failed to sufficiently engage my sympathy, but that may have been partly because Paul's reasons for taking the kids seemed kind of silly. The utopian venture did not feel realistic at all, and the secrets in Paul's past were also a little difficult to swallow.
Read in February. Blog review scheduled for March 31.
Mystery. April 22, 2014. Print version: 352 pages.