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What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez

by Claire Jimenez

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What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez by Claire Jimenez
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Blending humor with heartbreak, this novel explores the lengths people will go to in search of the truth.

Ruthy Ramirez disappeared without a trace after track practice near her home on Staten Island. Just 13 years old and the middle of three sisters, Ruthy already had a reputation for being headstrong, rebellious and something of a troublemaker at school. Fast forward 12 years to 2008, and Ruthy's older sister Jessica sees a woman that looks exactly like her missing sibling taking part in a provocative reality TV show that pits young women against each other.

Despite going by another name and having her hair dyed red, Jessica and her little sister Nina become convinced this is in fact Ruthy, not least because of the distinctive birthmark visible beneath her eye. The women hatch a plan to drive to the show's filming location and orchestrate a reunion with their long-lost sister. When their mother Dolores catches wind of what's going on, she and her god-fearing friend Irene (whose ...

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