Review: After We Fall by Emma Kavanagh

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Title: After We Fall

Author: Emma Kavanagh

Published: Sourcebooks Landmark June 2015

Status: Read on June 15, 2015 — I own a copy   {Courtesy the publisher/Netgalley}

My Thoughts:

From the sky above South Wales a plane falls, on a snowy river bank below, a woman’s body lies.

Unfolding from the perspectives of four characters, After We Fall by Emma Kavanagh (first published as Falling) is a multi-layered story of low key psychological suspense.

Flight attendant Cecelia, who that morning had resolved to leave her husband and son, is one of only a handful of survivors of the crash, wondering why she lived when so many didn’t.

Freya is the 24 year old daughter of the plane’s pilot, determined to protect her family from the horrifying suggestion that her father deliberately caused the crash.

Frustrated with his wife, police detective Tom throws himself into the investigation of the murder of PCSO Libby Hanover.

Jim, a retired police superintendent, is the dead woman’s devastated father.

As the protagonists each grapple with their private tragedies, the plot follows the investigation into the doomed plane alongside the investigation of Libby Hanover’s murder, slowly uncovering shocking connections between the two incidents.

Informed by her extensive career experience in psychology, Kavanagh creates four complex, though not always likeable, characters struggling with difficult pasts and complicated relationships, whom drive the narrative of this novel. All become entangled in the mystery that surrounds both the downed plane and the murdered woman, in both direct and indirect ways, as the author skillfully weaves the multiple threads together.

After We Fall is an impressive debut novel, an atmospheric and tense tale.

 

CLICK HERE for an exclusive excerpt and guest post from the author posted earlier today

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Guest Post and Excerpt: After We Fall by Emma Kavanagh | book'd out
  2. Kay
    Jun 17, 2015 @ 21:55:29

    I have this book on my shelf and see that I need to pull it out soon and read it. I enjoyed what the author said in yesterday’s post.

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  3. The Australian Bookshelf
    Jun 19, 2015 @ 12:29:38

    I think i’d like this novel, I’ll need to check it out. Thanks Shelleyrae!

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  4. laurelrainsnow
    Jun 29, 2015 @ 23:55:54

    I have been curious about this one, and now it is on my list. Thanks!

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