Genre: Mystery; Psychological Thriller
Published by Post Hill Press
Publication Date: May 4, 2021
Review Copy From: Publisher via NetGalley
My Rating: 5
Synopsis (via GR)
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.
Hold on a second, my jaw is on the floor and I need to pick it up!!!! WOW!!!!!
This is the first book that I have read by this author, and if it’s any indication of what’s to come, then I can’t wait.
In 1968, Ruby Russell, six years old, is abandoned by her father at Lookout Mountain, never to be seen again. As a child, she is broken and the incident never leaves her. Even as an adult, she has held on to the fact that her father would return and because of it suffers from severe anxiety.
She has just finished shooting a soap opera that did not end well but is so happy because she marries an aristocrat after a whirlwind romance and they move to Hollywood.
This book had my head spinning as I could not figure out who were the “good guys” and those that weren’t.
A heart pounding read that was tough to put down. The suspense caused palpitations because I didn’t have a clue as to how this was going to turn out. And all I will say is, that it wasn’t what I expected!!!