Book review: Who Killed Ruby? By Camilla Way

I was immediately drawn to this book by its cover and the suggestion that you never know what goes on behind closed doors.

Here’s the blurb:

If you passed it on the street, you’d see an ordinary London townhouse. You might wonder about the people who live there, assume they’re just like you.

But inside a family is trapped in a nightmare. In the kitchen, a man lies dead on the blood-soaked floor. Soon the police will come, and they’ll want answers.

Perhaps they’ll believe the family’s version of events – that this man is a murderer who deserved to die.

But would that be the truth?

My review

This is a tense and twisty psychological thriller that completely took me over on a long journey. It’s perfectly paced with strong characterisation and lots of angst and confusion. Although I guessed the true identity of Jack early on, I was in two minds about who had actually killed Ruby until the end because the author kept me guessing with some unreliable narrative and a cast of thoroughly undesirable characters, each of whom could plausibly be the killer. I’d highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good domestic noir story.

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think?

Who Killed Ruby is published by Harper Collins and is available in ebook, paperback and audiobook formats.


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