On a brilliantly sunny July day, six-year-old Ruby is abandoned by her father in the suffocating dark of a Tennessee cave. Twenty years later, transformed into soap opera star Eleanor Russell, she is fired under dubious circumstances. Fleeing to Europe, she marries a glamorous stranger named Orlando Montague and keeps her past closely hidden.
Together, Eleanor and Orlando start afresh in LA. Setting up house in a storybook cottage in the Hollywood Hills, Eleanor is cast in a dream role—the lead in a remake of Rebecca. As she immerses herself in that eerie gothic tale, Orlando’s personality changes, ghosts of her past re-emerge, and Eleanor fears she is not the only person in her marriage with a secret.
In this thrilling and twisty homage to Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, the story ricochets through the streets of Los Angeles, a dangerous marriage to an exotic stranger, and the mind of a young woman whose past may not release her.
Sweet Dreams Are Made of This...
Ruby Falls is a novel like no other. Ruby is a little girl who has to grapple with her past to try and protect her future. When she grows up, she reinvents herself into Ellie, an actress with a wonderful new life and the perfect English cottage in Los Angeles. So what could go wrong?
Everything! There are so many secrets and twists in this novel. It is a true horror book that is on the same level of Shirley Jackson’s, The House on Haunted Hill (in my opinion). It’s a great read that leaves you wanting to find out what is going on and what’s the next truth bomb you’re going to find out. All I can say, without spoiling the book, is to just enjoy the ride!