Book review: Freefall


Published by Harvill Secker

Synopsis: The life that she’s built for herself – her perfect fiancé, their world of luxury – has disappeared in the blink of an eye. Now she must run, not only to escape the dark secrets in her past, but to outwit the man who is stalking her every move. 

On the other side of the country, Allison’s mother is desperate for news of her daughter, who is missing, presumed dead. Maggie refuses to accept that she could have lost her only child and sets out to discover the truth. 

Mother and daughter must fight – for survival and to find their way through a dark web of lies and back to one another, before it’s too late…

How did this book end up in my hands? I have recently read its serialisation on The Pigeonhole. If you don’t know this website yet, you will love it!

Was it a page-turner? OMG, yes! I couldn’t have read each instalment any faster as soon as it was released. 

Having read the synopsis, did the book meet my expectations? Being a very nervous flier, I was only concerned that the first scenes with the plane crash would put me off. I shouldn’t have worried as the narrative was so gripping that I flew right through them - pun intended!

Did I like the ending? [no spoilers] In a nutshell: yes!

Three words to describe it. Gripping. Fast-paced. Intriguing.

Do I like the cover? Yes, I love the imagery of the mirrored woman and the disconnect in Allison’s life that I took it to portray.

Have I read any other books by the same author? Freefall is the author’s debut novel and I look forward to reading her future work.

Will I be recommending this book? Yes, especially to those who enjoy an adrenaline-filled book and a successfully executed double narrative.

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