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"Solid and satisfying... [Ruddy's] one to watch for!" 

— The Globe and Mail 

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"This is a fine thriller, smartly constructed and cleverly written: the author, a master of narrative deception, excels at planting clues subtly and making them pay off spectacularly." 

— BOOKLIST (starred review)

“"Ruddy’s novel takes two simple domestic realities – a marriage and a trip to the cottage – and twists them in wonderfully murky ways." 

— Amy Stuart, #1 bestselling author of


"Readers will cheer as Ellie faces her fears and takes decisive action to save herself and her family. Ruddy plays effectively with issues of identity, regret, and forgiveness in this suspenseful thriller." 

— Publishers Weekly

This is a chilling, propulsive debut perfect for fans of Shari Lapena and Lisa Jewell. Clear your schedule and prepare to lose a few nights of sleep! You won’t be needing a bookmark.”

— Marissa Stapley, bestselling author of 


Deliciously tense and dark, Tell Me My Name is a fabulous, Canadiana-skewed addition to the growing genre of smart, tautly-written domestic noir."

— Open Book 

Tell Me My Name takes readers on a roller-coaster ride ... buckle up and hang on tight!" 

— Susan McBride, USA Today bestselling author

A cottage setting thriller that’ll knock you out of your Muskoka chair." 

— C.S. O'Cinneide, author of STARR SIGN and PETRA'S GHOST

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ERIN RUDDY is a Canadian author, editor and journalist, based in Toronto. A  member of the International Thriller Writers  (ITW) association and part of the Debut Author Class of 2020, Erin is an avid reader and movie-goer. She has been a devoted fan of the thriller genre ever since childhood, when movies like JAWS, THE SHINING, ALIENS, and THE THING found their way into her young life, thanks to her movie critic dad. She and her family enjoy dividing their time between the city and their cottage. TELL ME MY NAME is her debut novel.





Ellie and Neil Patterson are eager to enjoy some quality time at their new cottage. It’s the first time in ten years they’ve been alone … or are they? When a friendly encounter leads to their violent kidnapping, they awaken to a living nightmare. Insisting he is Ellie’s soulmate, the stranger gives her three chances to say his name. If she guesses wrong, it’s Neil who will suffer the consequences. This propels Ellie into a desperate trip down memory lane to dredge up the dubious men of her past. Only after discovering the man's true identity and sacrificing her own safety to save Neil does Ellie finally learn the truth — that everything she thinks she knows about her husband and their decade-long love story is a lie.

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