The Fall by Rachael Blok
Thank you to Sophie Random, at Ransom PR for the opportunity to be on the virtual book tour and for the gifted digital copy. All reviews are my own and come from the heart with honesty.
Review by Kelly Lacey
Having read Under The Ice by Rachael Blok and making it my book of the year for 2018. I am perplexed as to how I have missed the other books in the series. The Fall is book FOUR in the series and I have promptly purchased books two and three. However, I hasten to add that the books can be read as stand-alone.
Hailed as the new literary thriller from Rachael Blok, The Fall will be published on the 14th of April, 2022. I have to add a note for readers who do not enjoy or are put off by the literary tag. I myself do not enjoy literary fiction. It is just not a good fit for me as a reader. Ms Blok’s writing is beautiful and extremely to the point and not long-winded. For me, this is definitely a psyclogocial thriller. So don’t let that literary tag put you off.
You know when you are falling in a dream and the fear is so very real and you jump awake in bed and the relief floods through you. Well unfortunately for one poor soul in The Fall they don’t get to jump awake. Our main protagonist Willow is the one to witness the deadly fall after having just arrived in St Albans. What a welcome!
Willow is a very relatable and likeable character. As she endeavours to have her very own exhibition. The universe (aka Rachael Blok) has other ideas for her. I really enjoyed the dynamic of the family. They felt real and relatable.
The book treats us to threads of stories from the past. I felt like a detective trying to piece everything together. I really enjoyed that new tangents of stories were thrown in and not once did I feel bored. If anything I wanted more. I did not guess the ending which is a huge bonus.
A dark and thrilling whodunnit with memorable characters and exquisite writing.
The bigger the sin, the further the fall…
With Easter approaching, the verger of St Albans Cathedral was supposed to be readying the church. Instead, he discovers a man lying dead, fallen from the famous 150-foot-high tower. Did he jump, or was he pushed?
For DCI Maarten Jansen, it’s a simple case of suspected suicide. Until a witness, Willow, prompts a deeper investigation into a long-buried past, involving a psychiatric hospital, a pregnant woman, and fifty years of silence. As Willow’s own family history entwines with the case, Jansen starts to wonder how everything is connected.
The Fall is a haunting literary thriller about loss, trauma, silence, and how our past shapes who we are
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