Saturday, July 10, 2021

Ruby Falls by Deborah Goodrich Royce


About The Book:

Like the chilling psychological thriller The Silent Patient, Deborah Goodrich Royce’s Ruby Falls is a nail-biting tale of a fragile young actress, the new husband she barely knows, and her growing suspicion that the secrets he harbors may eclipse her own.

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.

My thoughts

I don't know exactly what I expected when I picked up this book, but I got so much more. Honestly one of my favorite books so far this year! The writing was so beautiful and the storyline was...haunting. It had an eerie, disturbing gothic vibe...and I loved it! I literally couldn't put it down. As I got to know Eleanor, aka Ruby...don't call her that, it won't go over well at all.I began to question how reliable Eleanor really was, but time and time again her story seemed to check out. I was constantly on edge waiting for the other shoe to drop..and when it what a twist! An elderly neighbor that know all about Eleanor, yet they have never met... A marriage to a handsome stranger after a whirlwind romance...A move to Hollywood to become famous...intrigued yet? Oh and let's not forget that her father left her at age six at a tourist attraction...a mystery in itself right there! Gothic, dark and twisted...loved it! Huge shoutout to Suzy Approved Tours for having me along on this blog tour. Thank you Deborah Goodrich Royce for my beautiful gifted copy!

About The Author:

Deborah Goodrich Royce’s first novel, Finding Mrs. Ford, debuted in 2019 to rave reviews. She divides her time between 

the Northeast and Florida, where she writes, reads, watches a lot of movies, and spends time with her family.

Deborah serves on the governing and/or advisory boards of the Avon Theatre, the American Film Institute, 

New York Botanical Garden, the Greenwich International Film Festival, the Greenwich Historical Society, the 

Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, the Preservation Society of Newport, and the PRASAD Project. She and her

 husband have restored more buildings than she can count, including the Ocean House Hotel, and the Deer Mountain Inn.

Deborah holds a BA in French and Italian from Lake Erie College and an honorary doctorate from the same institution.

 In an earlier life, she was an actress in film and television and a story editor for Miramax Films. Ruby Falls is her 

second psychological thriller, and she owes a debt of gratitude for its inspiration to Daphne du Maurier and 

Alfred Hitchcock.

Social Media:



Twitter: @royce_deborah

Suzy Approved Tours 

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July 6th - The Bookish World of  YRRALH

July 7th-  Bookphile Belle

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July 7th- Dani Reads

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July 8th - Lindas Book Obsession 

July 9th-Books Love And Understanding

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July 9th -My Book And Plants

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July 11th -Geaux Get Lit

July 12th - Bookoholic Cafe

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July 12th -Rozier Reads and Wine

July 13th - The Mary Reader 

July 14th- Carol Doscher

July 15th - Hooked by Books

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July 17th - Sarahs Bookstack

July 18th- Miss W Book Reviews

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