The Ruins

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Pub Date 07 Jul 2022 | Archive Date 11 Jul 2022

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Note from the Author

This book contains some references to the emotional and sexual abuse of young girls. This book is a work of fiction but speaks to experiences that I recognise, so that little has been invented. I write in the hope that something which is true for me could be true for at least one reader, too, and might provide some consolation for the darkest moments of the female experience.

'I was completely transported by The Ruins. Phoebe Wynne has evocatively rendered a beautiful, doomed French chateau while creating immersive, almost dream-like atmospherics. I loved this novel' SARAH PEARSE, bestselling author of The Sanatorium

Amidst the glamour of the French Riviera lies the crumbling façade of Chateau de Sètes, a small slice of France still held by the British aristocracy. But this long since abandoned chateau is now up for sale, and two people are desperate to get their hands on it despite its terrible history.

Summer, 1985: Ruby has stayed at the chateau with her family every summer of her twelve years. It was her favourite place to be, away from the strictures of her formal childhood, but this year uninvited guests have descended, and everything is about to change...

As the intense August heat cloaks the chateau, the adults within start to lose sight of themselves. Old disputes are thrown back and forth, tempers rise, morals loosen, and darkness begins to creep around them all. Ruby and her two young friends soon discover it is best not to be seen or heard as the summer spirals down to one fateful night and an incident that can never be undone...

Summer, 2010: One of the three young girls, now grown and newly widowed, returns to the chateau, and in her fight to free herself from its grip, she uncovers what truly happened that long, dark summer.

With riveting psychological complexity, The Ruins captures the glittering allure of the Mediterranean, and the dark shadows that wait beneath the surface.

Note from the Author

This book contains some references to the emotional and sexual abuse of young girls. This book is a work of fiction but speaks to experiences that I recognise, so that little...


A Note From the Publisher

Note from the Author
This book contains some references to the emotional and sexual abuse of young girls. This book is a work of fiction but speaks to experiences that I recognise, so that little has been invented. I write in the hope that something which is true for me could be true for at least one reader, too, and might provide some consolation for the darkest moments of the female experience.

Note from the Author
This book contains some references to the emotional and sexual abuse of young girls. This book is a work of fiction but speaks to experiences that I recognise, so that little...


Advance Praise

'I was completely transported by The Ruins. Phoebe Wynne has evocatively rendered a beautiful, doomed French chateau while creating immersive, almost dream-like atmospherics. I loved this novel' SARAH PEARSE, bestselling author of The Sanatorium


'I was completely transported by The Ruins. Phoebe Wynne has evocatively rendered a beautiful, doomed French chateau while creating immersive, almost dream-like atmospherics. I loved this novel'...


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