Thursday, November 26, 2015

Review by Amanda! Falling by Emma Kavanagh. 3 tea cups

By: Emma Kavanagh
Genre: Psychological Thriller

A plane falls out of the sky. A woman is murdered. Four people all have something to hide.

Jim is a retired police officer, and worried father. His beloved daughter has disappeared and he knows something is wrong.

Tom has woken up to discover that his wife was on the plane and must break the news to their only son.

Cecilia had packed up and left her family. Now she has survived a tragedy, and sees no way out.

Freya is struggling to cope with the loss of her father. But as she delves into his past, she may not like what she finds.

‘Before the plane crash, after the plane crash, such a short amount of time for the world to turn on its head… ‘

Review by Amanda
3 Tea Cups

I don't know about you, but I find that I am constantly trying to cut down on my to-reads list on Goodreads. Every few weeks, I go onto my to-reads and starting from the top work my way down to see what I can remove. For the past year, Falling has been on my to-reads and to this day, I can't remember how I stumbled across it, but the above description keep me from removing it. Finally I took the plunge and reserved it from the library. 

I'm really glad that I didn't remove it from my to-reads, even though I only gave the novel 3 tea cups. I loved the way the story was intertwined, with the 4 characters, eventually becoming connected. There was a lot of mystery, especially when it came to Jim's daughter disappearance and some twists that I didn't see coming. 

The main reason why I didn't love this novel, was that I didn't feel a connection with the characters. There was a plane crash, but I felt no emotional connection to anyone who was on board. Also I didn't like Cecilia and her storyline. I found her story to be really dark and depressing and it took away from the mystery. 

I also didn't like how there was so much going on. You had the 4 individual story lines, but each story line had both past and present thoughts. At times it was hard to tell the past from the present, since it would switch without warning. 

What was I was most impressed about was the author herself. Emma Kavanagh has a PhD in psychology and spent a number of years as a police and military psychologist, training firearms officers, command staff and military personnel throughout the UK and Europe. Wow! She then became an author and according to Goodreads Falling is her first novel. I can't wait to read more from this author! 

I would recommend Falling to those readers who love mystery thrillers and who love to see a novel come together in the end. 

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