Review: Who Killed Ruby? by Camilla Way

Hey everyone!
Today, I will be sharing my review of Who Killed Ruby? by Camilla Way with you all.

Title: Who Killed Ruby?
Author: Camilla Way
Release Date: 30th May 2019
Publisher: Harper Collins UK
Page Count: 320
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Buy It Here: Amazon UKAmazon US

GoodReads Synopsis:

You never know what’s going on behind closed doors…

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:

When I first read the synopsis for Who Killed Ruby?, I was instantly interested, and of course I had to request a copy on NetGalley. It has taken me a while to actually get around to reading it, as I had a bit of a backlog, but finally I got to it, and although it wasn’t as good as I had expected, I did still enjoy it.

It had an interesting storyline, which focused on Vivienne and her family. 32 years ago, Vivienne’s sister, Ruby, was murdered when she was just 16 years old, and heavily pregnant. At the time of the murder, Vivienne was just 8 years old, and was the only other person in the house when the murder took place. But is she remembering the events of that day the way that they actually happened? Is what is currently happening to her and her daughter connected to the death of her sister?

I really liked the way that Camilla Way tied the two stories together, and although they were set in different times, at no point did it make the book confusing, which can often happen with books that are set in multiples periods of time. I did predict a few aspects of the story from around half way, but that didn’t make the rest of the book any less interesting or less enjoyable to read, especially because there were also a few surprising throughout the book, and the ending was extremely well executed.

The characters all had very different personalities, which was another aspect of the book that I enjoyed. Looking at each character individually was interesting and fun to read, and the mix of people also made the book feel more real.

Overall, this was an enjoyable read, but not one that I couldn’t put down.

I give Who Killed Ruby? a 3.5 star rating.

Thank you to NetGalley and Harper Collins UK for an ARC copy of Who Killed Ruby?, in exchange for an honest review.

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