Book review “Finding Ruby” by J A Higgins


A Nell Montague Mystery

Pages 254

Publisher Silverwood Books


Finding Ruby: A Nell Montague Mystery

On Halloween night thirteen year old Ruby disappears in the company of a masked figure. She is never seen again. The only witness is Nell Montague who is just seven years old.

Twenty three years later, Nell is trapped in an abusive relationship and still suffering from vivid nightmares of what she saw. When tragedy strikes she escapes and attempts to put her past behind her. Then thirteen year old Emily disappears.

Haunted by increasingly disturbing visions and helped by a reluctant psychic, Nell must unravel the mystery of what really happened that night because to save Emily she must first find Ruby.  But to do so she will question everything she thought she knew about her own childhood and soon discovers that nightmares don’t always end when you wake up.

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Gripping and pretty scary at times is the perfect opener for this review! What an absolutely wonderfully entertaining and engaging read. The plot is just awesome and thankfully the characters are entirely believe able and likeable. The whole story is packed full of intrigue and the pace is set at a good level, it keeps your interest throughout. I enjoyed the concept and as a reader you are definitely kept wondering what will happen in the next chapter. My only criticism is that is was over to quickly, I really was loving every page. I, for one will be looking out for the next instalment. There really isn’t much more for me to say, other than why are you still sitting there reading my review, get going and grab your copy. It is truly an accomplished read and the author writing is pure genius. Fabulous!

Author Bio –

Born and raised at Porton Down in Wiltshire, and currently working for the NHS in Salisbury, J A Higgins has always been fascinated by crime, history and the unexplained.  Finding Ruby is a Page Turner Awards 2021 winner, and the first in the Nell Montague mystery series which will examine how horrors from the past are still very relevant today.

Social Media Links –

Twitter – JAHiggins-Author

Instagram – higgins_author

With thanks for the Advance copy to….

Rachel Gilby

J A Higgins http://JAHiggins-Author

Silverwood Books Publisher


2 thoughts on “Book review “Finding Ruby” by J A Higgins

  1. Thank you so much for your incredible review. You have made my week. Book two of the series, A LONG TIME BURNING, will be out in October and this time Nell must solve a very spooky Christmas mystery.

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