Anna Collomore The Ruining

ISBN 13: 9781595146168

The Ruining

3.45 avg rating
( 1,634 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781595146168: The Ruining

Annie Phillips is thrilled to leave her past behind and begin a shiny new life on Belvedere Island, as a nanny for the picture-perfect Cohen family. In no time at all, she falls in love with the Cohens, especially with Libby, the beautiful young matriarch of the family. Life is better than she ever imagined. She even finds romance with the boy next door.

All too soon, cracks appear in Annie's seemingly perfect world. She's blamed for mistakes she doesn't remember making. Her bedroom door comes unhinged, and she feels like she's always being watched. Libby, who once felt like a big sister, is suddenly cold and unforgiving. As she struggles to keep up with the demands of her new life, Annie's fear gives way to frightening hallucinations. Is she tumbling into madness, or is something sinister at play?

The Ruining is a complex ride through first love, chilling manipulation, and the terrifying depths of insanity.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Anna Collomore—a devotee of dairy products, small mammals, and thrift stores—is a former book editor from New York City. Now she lives, writes, and au pairs in Paris. Find out more about Anna and THE RUINING at www.annacollomore.com.

From Booklist:

This creepy psychological thriller starts innocently enough: Annie Phillips is ready to leave behind Detroit—and a painful secret—for a postcard-perfect life in San Francisco as a nanny for the wealthy Cohen family. At first Libby, the beautiful, young mother, sees Annie as a mentee of sorts, offering her fabulous clothes and use of her luxury car. But Libby moves quickly from “concerned and caring to cold and disapproving,” and Annie is at her psychotic mercy. Soon Annie is being blamed for things she didn’t do, failing out of San Francisco State, and breaking up with cute next-door neighbor Owen at Libby’s urging. Annie is a vulnerable, mentally fragile being, and as such, Libby is able to mess with her mind. Eventually Annie starts to lose her grip on reality while still craving Libby’s approval. Collomore’s novel builds at a pitch-perfect pace, and readers will feel appropriately uncomfortable as it all unfolds. While the final events of the book strain credulity somewhat, and many threads wrap up predictably (although one seems open to interpretation), this is pretty gripping, unputdownable stuff. Grades 7-12, --Ann Kelley

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Collomore, Anna
Published by Razorbill
ISBN 10: 1595146164 ISBN 13: 9781595146168
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
P-Town Book Sales
(Petaluma, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Razorbill. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1595146164 New Condition. Slight shelf wear on cover. Bookseller Inventory # W9J-R73Y-Q494

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Anna Collomore
ISBN 10: 1595146164 ISBN 13: 9781595146168
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Annie Phillips is thrilled to leave her past behind and begin a shiny new life on Belvedere Island, as a nanny for the picture-perfect Cohen family. In no time at all, she falls in love wi.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 312 pages. 0.250. Bookseller Inventory # 9781595146168

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Anna Collomore
Published by Razorbill (2014)
ISBN 10: 1595146164 ISBN 13: 9781595146168
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Razorbill, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1595146164

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Collomore Anna
Published by Penguin Group USA (2014)
ISBN 10: 1595146164 ISBN 13: 9781595146168
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Media Mall
(Fyshwick, ACT, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Group USA, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Annie Phillips is thrilled to leave her past behind and begin a shiny new life on Belvedere Island, as a nanny for the picture-perfect Cohen family. In no time at all she falls in love with the Cohens, especially with Libby, the beautiful young matriarch of the family. Life is better than she ever imagined. She even finds romance with the boy next door.All too soon, cracks appear in Annie's seemingly perfect world. She's blamed for mistakes she doesn't remember making. Her bedroom door comes unhinged, and she feels like she's always being watched. Libby, who once felt like a big sister, is suddenly cold and unforgiving. As she struggles to keep up with the demands of her new life, Annie's fear gives way to frightening hallucinations. Is she tumbling into madness, or is something sinister at play?The Ruining is a complex ride through first love, chilling manipulation, and the terrifying depths of insanity. 'A compelling psychological thriller presents a vulnerable girl on the brink of madness.  Collomore builds the suspense from Annie's viewpoint until readers will be flipping through the pages . . . Gripping stuff.' Kirkus, Starred Review 'Collomore's novel builds at a pitch-perfect pace. Gripping, unputdownable stuff.' Booklist 'Weaves a fascinating web of deceit and madness.  Reminiscent of Henry James's The Turn of the Screw, nothing is as it appears, keeping the reader guessing until the final page.'  Voya. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # MM-40027294

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.90
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Collomore, Anna
Published by Razorbill (2014)
ISBN 10: 1595146164 ISBN 13: 9781595146168
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Razorbill, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111595146164

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Anna Collomore
ISBN 10: 1595146164 ISBN 13: 9781595146168
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Annie Phillips is thrilled to leave her past behind and begin a shiny new life on Belvedere Island, as a nanny for the picture-perfect Cohen family. In no time at all, she fal.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 312 pages. 0.250. Bookseller Inventory # 9781595146168

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds