Her wild imagination left her fearing a serial killer in Collapsible.
Trying to sort herself out, she nearly missed the mystery in Flexible.
Now Rachel’s back in Unbreakable, proving that even the strongest heads can change, and the blindest eyes can see (eventually).
I admit, with Collapsible I had to suspend reality. No one’s life could possible be that…that. There were shades of people I used to know, however, which made it hilariously funny and an easy, enjoyable read.
Then Flexible came along, and as Rachel grew as a character, I suddenly realized I could relate to her. I didn’t laugh quite as much, but I cared far more about her and her friends.
And now, Unbreakable*. Rachel is clearly trying so, so hard to improve her flaws and shortcomings, and blinding herself to some truths in the process. With stalkers, students, weddings, stabbings, and discovered love, Ruth Buchanan once again delivers a unique combination of drama and humor.
My favorite things about Ruth’s writing:
The editing is impeccable, so props to her English background and to her editor! It’s been a looooong time since I read a recent publication with NO spelling or grammatical errors in it.
Her humor is hilarious, and she can put a smile on my face even when she’s trying to be serious (this comes from finding out after the fact that Murder on Birchardsville Hill–which I also recommend–was not intended to be a comedy).
Her writing is clean. No foul language, no steamy scenes, and even with darker elements like serial killers, suicidal students, drug-addicted relatives, and stalkers, Buchanan manages to convey the seriousness without delving into details.
Ruth has been through a whirlwind of a time, having 5 titles released within 6 months! Unbreakable is the most recent and the last, although I do hope it won’t be too long before we see more from her.
*I received an advance copy of this book but was not required to write a positive review.