Saturday, June 17, 2017

Since We Fell- Dennis Lehane

Since We Fell
There are few authors, I think, who have really managed to consistently write stories that grip you from the beginning. But I swear every time I pick up a Dennis Lehane novel that is exactly what happens to me. It started with Shutter Island for me, and many more since.
On top of being able to pull me into the story early, he has easily become one of my favorite masters of the plot twist. I swear, I never flippin' see it coming!

Here's the jacket synopsis:
"After a very public mental breakdown, Rachel Childs, once a tenacious, globe- trotting journalist, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel’s marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths."

They are not kidding about madness! The real beauty of this book is how unreliable the narrator becomes by the middle of the story. That means that as the deception kicks into high gear you can't really tell sketchy actions from the paranoid delusions of a sick protagonist. It was my first #BookOfTheMonthClub book and man was it a great choice!

Honestly I have no complaints about this book!

The Book

The Writing


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