This year Cynthia Ruchti will once again be Assistant Director for the Quad-Cities Christian Writers Conference, held April 8-9 in Eldridge, Iowa. For more information about the conference or to register please visit http://www.qccwc.com. She would love to meet you there and so would we!
Last year, Cynthia's first novel was released to great success. What follows is my review for:
They Almost Always Come Home
Cynthia Ruchti's debut novel.
Libby’s husband, Greg, is late coming home from a wilderness/camping-fishing trip. But Libby is not sure if she’s mad or glad about that. The loss of their young daughter has put so much stress on Libby and the marriage that some days she isn't sure if their life together can survive or if she even cares any more. Despite Libby's conflicting emotions, Greg's mysterious absence is all she can think about.
After taking the waiting as long as she can, Libby enlists her best friend, Jenika, and Greg's wilderness-savvy father to join her in a trip attempting to retrace her husband’s steps to find out what really happened. Libby & her friend are as far from campers as you can get and she has never really gotten beneath the hard exterior of Greg’s father. She leaves half-expecting to find Greg has left her for another woman. Her journey and what she finds cause her to reach to the very depths of her faith in God. At this point the story really kicked into high gear for me and became as suspenseful as any John Grissom or Stephen King I’ve read.