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A Splendid Ruin: A Novel

A Splendid Ruin: A Novel

by Megan Chance
A Splendid Ruin: A Novel

A Splendid Ruin: A Novel

by Megan Chance


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“This is a spellbinding page-turner of a book.” —Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale.

A mesmerizing novel of dark family secrets and a young woman’s rise and revenge set against the backdrop of the devastating 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

The eve of destruction. After her mother’s death, penniless May Kimble lives a lonely life until an aunt she didn’t know existed summons her to San Francisco. There she’s welcomed into the wealthy Sullivan family and their social circle.

Initially overwhelmed by the opulence of her new life, May soon senses that dark mysteries lurk in the shadows of the Sullivan mansion. Her glamorous cousin often disappears in the night. Her aunt wanders about in a laudanum fog. And a maid keeps hinting that May is in danger. Trapped by betrayal, madness, and murder, May stands to lose everything, including her freedom, at the hands of those she trusts most.

Then, on an early April morning, San Francisco comes tumbling down. Out of the smoldering ruins, May embarks on a harrowing road to reclaim what is hers. This tragic twist of fate, along with the help of an intrepid and charismatic journalist, puts vengeance within May’s reach. But will she take it?

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781542022392
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2021
Pages: 348
Sales rank: 490,921
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Megan Chance is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of twenty novels, including Bone River, Inamorata, The Spiritualist, and An Inconvenient Wife. She holds a BA from Western Washington University. She and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest, with their two grown daughters nearby. For more information, visit

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