On Halloween night thirteen year old Ruby disappears in the company of a masked figure. She is never seen again. The only witness is Nell Montague who is just seven years old.
Twenty three years later, Nell is trapped in an abusive relationship and still suffering from vivid nightmares of what she saw. When tragedy strikes she escapes and attempts to put her past behind her. Then thirteen year old Emily disappears.
Haunted by increasingly disturbing visions and helped by a reluctant psychic, Nell must unravel the mystery of what really happened that night because to save Emily she must first find Ruby. But to do so she will question everything she thought she knew about her own childhood and soon discovers that nightmares don’t always end when you wake up.
My Review **** 4 stars
I loved the blurb it grabbed me immediately as did the great cover design.
I have to say from the outset I was fully invested in the story and where it would lead. This book a book of two halves of two stories that are intertwined and relate to each other and parallel the main character and her personality. We are taken an emotional, dark and frightened journey that see’s a shift in power. Nell grows a lot through this story and her potential is evident. I really like her. Somethings are explained a little vaguely and jumpy but the chapters are easily passed and enjoyable. The story reaches a satisfactory conclusion and a lot of questions are answered. I hope there will be more books. A slow burning dark mystery that I really liked.
About The Author
Born and raised at Porton Down in Wiltshire, and currently working for the NHS in Salisbury, J A Higgins has always been fascinated by crime, history and the unexplained. Finding Ruby is the first in the Nell Montague mystery series which will examine how horrors from the past are still very relevant today.
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