You tried to save a life. Now you’re fighting to save your own.
It should have been an idyllic day for the Turner family – until a dying man, beaten beyond all recognition, arrives at their home, uttering the words, HELP ME.
Rob and Wendy Turner and their children try to explain away the horrific scene as being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but in the days that follow their lives are threatened in ways they could never imagine.
The family is unaware that they are being watched by someone with their own terrifying agenda, who will stop at nothing to fulfil their own twisted desires.
But when hidden secrets come rushing to the surface, it’s clear not everything is as it seems in this happy family. Are the Turners a victim of circumstance – or does the key to their fate lie closer to home?
Forced to fight for everything they hold dear, can they save themselves before time runs out – or will their act of compassion see them paying the ultimate price…?
Tom Bale is an author who certainly likes to make an impact on his readers.
All Fall Down is yet another story by the author which starts off pretty much with a bang and has you engrossed from start to end. Rob and his family could be any of us. They are your normal and somewhat dysfunctional family, who after trying to help someone, put their lives at risk.
I had no clue where the author was going with the story line after such a dramatic start to the book. He well and truly had me grasping at straws as to what could possibly be going on which lead to being left quite shocked in certain places when it actually dawned on me what was actually happening.
The story really picks up pace when the family go on a planned holiday which was supposed to a relaxing time for all but ends up being anything but. Events start to get even more sinister and in parts made for some really uncomfortable reading yet I couldn’t tear my eyes away from the pages as I was dying to know what would happen next.
The family are quite a mixed up bunch of characters though the main ones that stand out are Rob and his wife Wendy and their adopted daughter, Georgia. Georgia had to be my favourite character as she is quite flawed yet I loved her underlying strength and her overall sense of family and belonging.
All Fall Down is a thriller that grabs you and drags you into it’s pages, not letting go until you’ve reached the very end. Hold on tight and enjoy the ride!
My thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
All Fall Down was published on the 1st of September and is available to purchase from Amazon.
About the author
Tom Bale decided that he wanted to be an author from the age of seven but, after another career got in the way, it wasn’t until much later that his dream was fulfilled. After several books with Random House, Tom signed with Bookouture for two stunning ‘everyman’ thrillers.