Saturday, July 25, 2015

After We Fall Book Review

    Paperback: 336 pages
    Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (June 2, 2015)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1492609196
    ISBN-13: 978-1492609193
I have a great new thriller/murder mystery book to share with you called After We Fall written by Emma Kavanagh that I think you will enjoy reading.

Blood stains the carpet of an empty house. A front door slams behind a mother with a suitcase full of secrets. Someone screams. A plane falls out of the sky. 
Cecilia made the hardest decision of her life moments before she stepped onto the plane that would bring her world crashing down. Her marriage was failing before even getting off the ground, and her desperate need to start over has driven her to abandon her family. Now, as her plane plummets toward the ground, she wishes she had given her son one last kiss good-bye.  
As tragedy meets mystery, Cecilia and three others, each struggling with their own secrets, become connected on one fateful night when lives are lost in the sky and on the ground.
 My Thoughts:
This is one of those stories that mixes a lot of different things going on and on this fateful night, all of these things and the people involved are brought together in an unthinkable way: their plane crashes and only 13 people survive and the 4 main characters of this book are among them.
All 4 of these people have secrets and wishes that they hope never come to light while one person, Cecilia hopes to undo some of the damage that she did to her son and her husband before she left to go on this flight. She may not get all that she wants, but, if she tries hard enough, her son may want his mother in his life.
The other characters are involved in an accidental murder and cover up and as fate would have it, Cecilia's husband, Tom, is a homicide detective and it's his case to solve the mystery of why this woman died.
It's a great book, full of surprises, lots of action and even some love going around if you pay attention to what is being said and done. Sometimes, people miss clues when they are upset or distracted by other events, so these characters need to pay close attention or they may miss out on the important details such as finding love or catching a killer.
Happy Reading!
Praise for After We Fall:
"A brilliant debut" - Marie Claire (UK)

"We predict big things for Emma Kavanagh ... addictive." - Good Housekeeping (UK)

"Dark, tense and convincing, this is a brilliantly executed and engrossing thriller." - Sunday Mirror

"Solid debut...Packed with high emotion, this novel about bad choices and vexed relationships reveals a born storyteller with room to grow." - Publishers Weekly
About the Author:
Emma Kavanagh graduated from Cardiff University with a PhD in psychology and spent many years working as a police and military psychologist, training firearms officers, command staff, and military personnel throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. She then went into private practice as a psychology consultant, specializing in human performance in extreme situations.
Kavanagh lives in South Wales with her husband and young son.

I thought this was such a great book to read, that I will be giving one of my readers the paperback book that I just read. Open in the Continental U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you. 


Misty said...

I am a cozy mystery reader. When a storm comes in, I get in my comfy chair and turn on a lamp, and enjoy what I'm reading.

Meghan said...

The more action the better.

Adriana Saucedo said...


Jackie said...

I think I am a little of both. I like a good mystery.
Thank you!

Theresa N. said...

I pretty much love any kind of mystery, cozy, thriller, romantic suspense.
Theresa N

Meredith said...

I like cozy, humorous mysteries, but love the occasional thriller too!

lesleyana said...

i really like the edge-of-your-seat type thrillers and mysteries, as well as cop/detective type stuff

Natalie B. said...

I actually enjoy both genres. They each have their place and are usually quite interesting reads. Thank-you! (Natalie Brown -