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Publisher's Summary

From the USA Today and international best-selling author of The Widow Next Door comes a demented pause-resister. 

If you knew your father’s darkest secret, would you turn him in?

What if his secret was connected to you? 

Ruby Marlowe’s always been a daddy’s girl. Her mother died when she was two, and her single father has ensured she has everything she needs. However, everyone has dark secrets, and Ruby’s father is no exception.... 

When she's young, she doesn’t understand the weight of her father’s killing game. However, as she ages, she realizes her obsessive tendencies aren’t the only elements that separate her from her peers. After she begins to investigate her mother’s life and death, Ruby starts to believe there are some secrets even she doesn’t know about the serial killer she calls Daddy. 

As her father’s killing grows rampant, the secrets get harder and harder to hide - and she fears it will all come crashing down.

Will Ruby seek a different life for herself and betray the only person who has ever loved her, or will she get wrapped up in his sinister path? 

A twisted pause-resister that shines an eerie light on the father-daughter bond from the USA Today and international best seller L.A. Detwiler.

©2020 L.A. Detwiler (P)2020 Lindsay Detwiler

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Down the Dark Rabbit Hole

Ruby's obsession with protecting her father's secret takes on a life of itself putting her life of sanity into a downhill spiral of darkness. This book is well written and calls into question of "nature vs. nurture" and could things have been different. I really love how the author stays true to the title as Ruby tells the story from the prospective of her diary. I must admit this book is creepy, suspenseful and heartbreaking. Susan Marlowe did an amazing job with the voices and bringing the listener into the story. I highly recommend this book to anyone over 18 who loves suspense and madness. I received this book for free and this is my honest unbiased review.

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Very unique story

What a unique and interesting concept for a book. I really enjoyed this listen, and the narration was superb.

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Diary of a Serial Killer’s Daughter

Just wow! Not sure how I expected this to go but it was totally not from the prospective of a child. The story was really hard to put down and at a point I was ready for her to get older. Obviously you expect him to be caught, but I was still surprised at how it played out. Their were a few points I was ready for her to stop repeating and move on, but at the same time it made the book and gave you such compassion for her. Fantastic narration that totally made the story!

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Exciting from the first word

I really enjoyed this book. It was exciting and thrilling. I couldn’t stop listening once I started. I thought the narrator was perfect for this book. She had a creepy edge to her which was just right for the character Ruby.

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Ruby Red

This book is, as you may have guessed, a diary of a serial killer's daughter. Ruby, who is on the spectrum, is given a diary when she is very young and she writes about her life throughout the years. She loves the "red paintings" her daddy does in the garage after he thinks she is asleep-- he is dismembering victims, of course--and she records sneaking peeks at this fascinating pastime. Later on, as Ruby grows, so does her fascination with murder and revenge. The story was okay, but it felt dragged out. It may have been more effective as a short story or novella The beginning was tough on me personally because I am not interested in children... the narrator speaks in a little-girl voice here, and the young childhood diary entries last too long. That is just me, though. If you like children and child-like thoughts, you will probably enjoy this part. Ruby is true to character in that she autistic, but listening to her rhyming and repeating phrases over and over wears thin. The reader was pretty good. I'm rating this book on the high side because the author is a really good writer... this one just didn't quite come together for me. I've read her other books, and will continue to do so.

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Very Interesting

I loved listening to this book. It is written as a diary and it is wonderful. Full of suspense! I recommend it to those who like mystery books. I was given a copy of this audiobook in return for my unbiased opinion.

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Dark thriller

Wow!! What a ride!!! It was very interesting to see that side of a serial killers life and that of a child and the impacts it made on their lives. I really enjoyed hearing her perspective as she grew up. Would like to see a sequel of where her live goes and more on her condition. The narrator did an amazing job on Ruby’s voice. I was given a copy for an unbiassed review.

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Couldn’t stop listening

I was hooked! This was a very twisted and sad story. You follow Ruby along as she grows up, intertwining love and obsession of her father and his game. You watch how she reveres him and his “techniques.” It’s truly a chilling thriller, making you cringe and drop your jaw throughout the story. The ending seemed a bit rushed and I was a little disappointed but overall a great story. I recommend!

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  • kathrine leach
  • 01-21-21

good listen

Thankyou for the free promo code in exchange for a truthful review. I really enjoyed this book, it was well written and well narrated.

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  • Liz
  • 11-11-20

Deliciously dark

Although some chapters echo another, the outstanding narration keeps one enthralled. Susan Marlowe delivers absolute excellence while presenting a plot deliciously dark. As we follow the diary of Ruby from young child to determined teenager, there are many chilling issues examined, some could have been further expressed, but in essence the book is not one to be missed, and recommended for those seeking a sinister tale.