The Fall by Louise Jensen @Fab_fiction @HQstories

Book Description:

She promised not to tell. They made sure she couldn’t…
At her surprise 40th birthday party, Kate Granger feels like the luckiest woman in the world but just hours later her fifteen-year-old daughter, Caily, is found unconscious underneath a bridge when she should have been at school.

Now, Caily lies comatose in her hospital bed, and the police don’t believe it was an accident. As the investigation progresses, it soon becomes clear that not everyone in the family was where they claimed to be at the time of her fall.

Caily should be safe in hospital but not everyone wants her to wake up. Someone is desperate to protect the truth and it isn’t just Caily’s life that is in danger.

Because some secrets are worth killing for…

My Thoughts:

Kate and Beth are identical twins whose daughters are the same age and every bit as close as the sisters are. What happens to Caily has tensions running high as Kate and Beth both do whatever it takes to protect their daughters which at times puts their own relationship at risk.

There are all sorts of pressures closing in on this family. Not only do they have the worry of Caily in the aftermath of her fall but there is also the added pressure of living on a farm of which the author does a great job in highlighting issues that farmers have been facing over the last so many years and it will make the reader sit back and think as well as how important it is to support the farming industry.

There was never a dull moment in this book. I don’t think I have ever been so much on edge as I was questioning everyone’s intentions in my head and rushing ahead in my mind thinking I had it all worked out only to have gotten it wrong. I felt bad at times that I had thought badly of certain characters but the author throws lots of red herrings so it throws you off guard.

The Fall is a story that had me wanting to race through it’s pages yet also take my time and enjoy the journey to that all important climax. Parts of the novel I found informative whilst one particular storyline was heartbreaking to read. Packed full of secrets, this was one highly addictive psychological thriller of which I think it’s the author’s best one yet. Not one to start on a nighttime as once you start it, you won’t want to stop!

My thanks to NetGalley and HQ Stories for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

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