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A Slow Ruin by [Pamela Crane]

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What Readers Are Saying About Pamela Crane:
"You are not prepared for the twists...Pamela Crane has in store for you." -

"Crane succeeds at painting families and friendships in vivid detail; women will see their tussles and triumphs in these pages, and will relish the twists and moments of brave camaraderie and bold revenge... A satisfying read that has echoes of Liane Moriarty and of Emily Giffin's
All We Ever Wanted." - Booklist

"Pamela Crane's anthem to female friendship and the empowerment of women proves one thing. Friends will do anything for each other...including lie, cheat in bed, and kill. Crane's deft treatment of this theme makes the besties in 
Little Deadly Secrets friends you'd want as your own...despite the fizzy cocktail of secrecy, betrayal, and deception they pour on every page. This novel is a read for our tumultuous times." - Jenny Milchman, Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author of Cover of Snow and The Second Mother

One of the most chilling opening scenes I've ever read, and the tension keeps right on building. My advice: don't read this book...unless you're prepared not to put it down until you're finished!" - New York Times Bestselling Author Wendy Corsi Staub

 "I loved it!  It's so well written, with sharply observed characters and the kind of
fast-paced, twisty plot that keeps you turning the pages..." - Sunday Times and international bestselling author Debbie Howells

"There is always great depth to Pamela's writing and this is no exception. Amidst a cleverly constructed psychological thriller that pulls you along from one page to the next, we are treated to the deconstruction of a friendship between Robin, Mackenzie and Lily. It's sad, infuriating but fascinating too. Once Pamela has pulled it all together, and the pieces fit into place you are left with a brilliantly told tale, a mystery is solved, and justice is served but what of the friendship...? You'll have to read it to find out but I promise, you won't be disappointed." - bestselling author Patricia Dixon

"This was an incredibly fast-paced, heart racing, and twisty thriller with a great ending. The changing narratives truly keeps you on the edge of your seat, which leaves you guessing as to what the end result was going to be. Readers will find it a compelling read from start to finish." -
The Nerd Daily

"A deeply profound and memorable story.  It is well-written and intricately plotted. Highly recommended." -
Fresh Fiction

"Wow, wow, WOW!! It's 3:15am and I have just finished this amazing book after not being able to put it down!" - NetGalley Review

"I was blown away.
If you loved Big Little Lies, you'll love this!" - NetGalley Review

"The opening of this book goes from 0 to 100, instantly drawing you in: a serene and peaceful setting to 'woahhh I have GOT to see what happens here'" - NetGalley Review

From the Back Cover

What would you do if the only person who can find your missing daughter is the one person you can't trust?

When Felicity married into the Portman family, she could handle her narcissistic brother-in-law that came with the package. She could even endure their coddling mother who pit her grownup sons against each other. Because Felicity has a gift for dealing with drama ... until her sister-in-law Marin crossed a line she could never uncross.

Marin, who always has to outdo Felicity.
Marin, who blatantly flirts with Felicity's husband.
Marin, the last person to see Felicity's daughter alive.

Only a cryptic series of journal entries hints at why the girl vanished six months ago. But no matter how much time passes, Felicity will never stop searching. Or asking questions. Or suspecting Marin had something to do with it.

Carrying the weight of a strained marriage, failing motherhood, and crumbling business, Felicity must fight for her family, or watch everything fall into a slow ruin.
--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09G6FD1CG
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bloodhound Books (November 30, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 30, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1505 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 382 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1940662257
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 190 ratings

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PAMELA CRANE is a USA TODAY bestselling author and professional juggler of four kids, a writing addiction, and a horse rescuer. She lives on the edge and writes on the edge...where her sanity resides. Her thrillers unravel flawed women who are villainous, which makes them interesting…and perfect for doing crazy things worth writing about. When she’s not cleaning horse stalls or cleaning up after her kids, she’s plotting her next murder. Join her newsletter to get a free book and updates about her new releases at

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