Happy book birthday to Naben Ruthnum’s, writhing as Nathan Ripley, YOUR LIFE IS MINE

Happy book birthday to Naben Ruthnum’s, writing as Nathan Ripley, YOUR LIFE IS MINE, published with Simon and Schuster!

This absolute page-turner about a woman whose notorious father died when she was a child, but whose legacy comes back to haunt her, follows the instant bestselling success of Naben’s debut, FIND YOU IN THE DARK.

From the publisher:
“Blanche Potter never expected to face her past again—but she can’t escape it.

Blanche, an up-and-coming filmmaker, has distanced herself in every way she can from her father, the notorious killer and cult leader, Chuck Varner. In 1996, when she was a small child, he went on a shooting spree before turning the gun on himself.

Now, Blanche learns that her mother has been murdered. She returns to her childhood home, where she soon discovers there’s more to the death than police are willing to reveal. The officer who’s handling the case is holding information back, and a journalist who’s nosing around the investigation is taking an unusual interest in Blanche’s family.

Blanche begins to suspect that Chuck Varner’s cult has found a new life, and that her mother’s murder was just the beginning of the cult’s next chapter.

Then another killing occurs.”

Pre-publication praise:

“[A] well-wrought characterization of a woman who can’t seem to escape her past or the future creeping up on her.” –Booklist

“Engrossing. . . . Fans of dark thrillers will be satisfied.” –Publishers Weekly