The Half-Life of Ruby Fielding: A Novel

The Half-Life of Ruby Fielding: A Novel

by Lydia Kang
The Half-Life of Ruby Fielding: A Novel

The Half-Life of Ruby Fielding: A Novel

by Lydia Kang


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From the bestselling author of A Beautiful Poison comes a spellbinding historical mystery about hidden identities, wartime paranoia, and the tantalizing power of deceit.

Brooklyn, 1942. War rages overseas as brother and sister Will and Maggie Scripps contribute to the war effort stateside. Ambitious Will secretly scouts for the Manhattan Project while grief-stricken Maggie works at the Navy Yard, writing letters to her dead mother between shifts.

But the siblings’ quiet lives change when they discover a beautiful woman hiding under their back stairs. This stranger harbors an obsession with poisons, an affection for fine things, and a singular talent for killing small creatures. As she draws Will and Maggie deeper into her mysterious past, they both begin to suspect she’s quite dangerous—all while falling helplessly under her spell.

With whispers of spies in dark corners and the world’s first atomic bomb in the works, the visitor’s sudden presence in Maggie’s and Will’s lives raises questions about who she is and what she wants. Is this mysterious woman someone they can trust—or a threat to everything they hold dear?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781542020084
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/2022
Pages: 362
Sales rank: 688,807
Product dimensions: 5.57(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

Lydia Kang is an author and internal medicine physician. She is a graduate of Columbia University and New York University School of Medicine, and she completed her training at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She lives with her family in the Midwest. Follow her on Twitter (@LydiaYKang) and Instagram (@LydiaKang).

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