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The Fall by Claire McGowan
  

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The Fall is a gripping psychological crime novel by an exciting new author, but with the potential to appeal to an audience beyond the world of crime.

If you like Claire McGowan you might also like to read books by Nicci French, Barbara Vine and Penny Hancock.

Synopsis

The Fall by Claire McGowan

What would you do if the man you love was accused of murder? Bad things never happen to Charlotte. She's living the life she's always wanted and about to marry wealthy banker, Dan. But Dan's been hiding a secret, and the pressure is pushing him over the edge. After he's arrested for the vicious killing of a nightclub owner, Charlotte's future is shattered. Then she opens her door to Keisha, an angry and frustrated stranger with a story to tell. Convinced of Dan's innocence, Charlotte must fight for him - even if it means destroying her perfect life. But what Keisha knows threatens everyone she loves, and puts her own life in danger. DC Matthew Hegarty is riding high on the success of Dan's arrest. But he's finding it difficult to ignore his growing doubts as well as the beautiful and vulnerable Charlotte. Can he really risk it all for what's right? Three stories. One truth. They all need to brace themselves for the fall.

Reviews

'One of the very best novels I've read in a long while...astonishing, powerful and immensely satisfying'
Peter James

'There is nothing not to like...a compelling and flawless thriller'
S J Bolton

'A cool and twisted debut'
Daily Mirror

'She knows how to tell a cracking story. She will go far'
Daily Mail

'Page-turning'
Guardian

'It's crime-novel-meets-Hampstead-novel but without the contrivances of the former genre and the navel-gazing of the latter. Funny and perfectly paced, the pervading sense of there but for the grace of God go you chills you to the bone'
Daily Telegraph

About the Author

Claire McGowan grew up in a small village in Northern Ireland. After completing a degree in English and French from Oxford University she moved to London and worked in the charity sector. She is currently the Director of the Crime Writer's Association. The Fall is her first novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

10th August 2012

Author

Claire McGowan

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Author's Website

clairemcgowan.net/

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Horror
Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780755386369

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