An auspicious debut. This is a fine thriller, smartly constructed and cleverly written...Keep an eye on Ruddy, and, in the meantime, give this superb thriller to fans of Ruth Ware and Tana French.
Booklist (starred review)
Readers will cheer as Ellie faces her fears and takes decisive action to save herself and her family. Ruddy plays effectively with issues of identity, regret, and forgiveness in this suspenseful thriller.
Tell Me My Name takes readers on a roller-coaster ride ... buckle up and hang on tight!
Susan McBride, USA Today bestselling author
This is a chilling, propulsive debut perfect for fans of Shari Lapena and Lisa Jewell. Clear your schedule and prepare to lose a few nights of sleep! You won’t be needing a bookmark.
Marissa Stapley, bestselling author of The Last Resort
Ruddy’s novel takes two simple domestic realities – a marriage and a trip to the cottage – and twists them in wonderfully murky ways.
Solid and satisfying ... [Ruddy's] one to watch for.
Globe and Mail
Ruddy doles out the story in white-knuckle bursts as the characters are examined, fight for their lives, and discover who they really are. There’s a frightening reality to Ruddy’s prose that will work its way into the reader, sinking its sinuous fingers into the theatre of the mind as the tale unspools and events race towards their conclusion.
The Mind Reels