Ruby falls, a novel by Deborah Goodrich Royce
¡Hola corazones! esta semana vengo con otra de mis colaboraciones de #Netgalley y en este caso se trata probablemente de una de mis lecturas mas favoritas del año. Fue inesperado porque no esperaba nada pero este Thriller me atrapó y es brillante.
como siempre la reseña en inglés:
I began reading the novel knowing that it was closely related to Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca, which came to my eyes with the Alfred Hitchchock´s film adaptation.
Ruby Falls is hypnotic, gripping, and weird. The gothic atmosphere of David Lynch's films seems to have inspired this haunting tale that begins with the disappearance of Ruby's father in the caves that happen to have her name: Ruby Falls.
I think Eleanor, as she calls herself after the trauma of her past, is a character that is not meant to be nice but to be a puzzle.
The loose writing and in the first person were ruminating like going back over the steps of Eleanor and rewriting herself all the time, adding details and expanding the story, which has a highly addictive effect. The mystery catches you and you want to know many things such as What happened to Ruby / Ellie / Eleanor's father? What happened to her in the soap opera that she had to give it up? And many other things that will become clear only at the end when the atmosphere is truly rarefied and you distrust of everyone. Every single character is shady because we watch them thru Eleanor’s eyes.
I gave it five stars because it was a reading that shocked and surprised me. Set in the eighties, it has a lot of VC Andrews, (even the cover with flowers) and the timing is very cinematic.
Each chapter if I did not misunderstand has the title or represents a classic film. Which as a movie fan, I think it made it a very attractive characteristic.
I highly recommend this reading because the plot is impeccable and the parallels or recurrences in the plot are everything to give it that strange and terrible climate. So poetic it hurts.
I made many assumptions but the plot twists were up to what I expected, which was a good psychological thriller.
I really hope that people will comment on this novel a lot and that everyone gives it a try. It was one of my best reads of the year and I'm really going to wait for the release to buy myself a copy because it got me.
The arc edition that I received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review was a pdf and I must point out that in one of the chapters that is in Spanish there is a typo because it says Meurto instead of Muerto wich is the correct word.
My applause to Debrorah Goodrich Royce and I really hope to read more about her in the future if her trhillers are as effective and as compartmentalized as Ruby's secretary.
Ruby Falls is a ten.
¡Espero volver pronto con mas reseñas es que ando complicada editando una novela! Saludos!