Since We Fell Synopsis
'Complex, tense, compelling' Lee Child 'Hitchcockian...with characteristically twisty action and crackling dialogue' Guardian Best Crime & Thriller Books of 2017 On a Tuesday in May, in her thirty-fifth year, Rachel shot her husband dead. He stumbled backward with an odd look of confirmation on his face, as if some part of him had always known she'd do it. Rachel's husband adores her. When she hit rock bottom, he was there with her every step of the way as she slowly regained her confidence, and her sanity. But his mysterious behaviour forces her to probe for the truth about her beloved husband. How can she feel certain that she ever knew him? And was she right to ever trust him? Bringing together Dennis Lehane's trademark insightful and emphathetic characterisation, razor-sharp dialogue, stunning atmosphere and breakneck twists and turns, Since We Fell is a true masterpiece that will keep you in suspense until the very end.
Since We Fell Press Reviews
There's something of Hitchcock about the way menace begins to ooze from every situation. Compelling's the word! * Evening Telegraph (Peterborough) * The author replaces tension with action and pace, keeping the reader relentlessly turning the pages to a propulsive climax * Big Issue * The mood and pace change directions as quickly as the plot, but Lehane never lets his narrative vehicle veer out of control * Booklist * Splendidly-engineered, wide-ranging plotting and Lehane's intuitive pulse for human frailties make this a compelling read * LoveReading * What seems at the start to be an edgy psychological mystery seamlessly transforms into a crafty, ingenious tale of murder and deception * Kirkus * One of crime fiction's most exciting and well-orchestrated finales-rife with dramatic tension and buttressed by rich psychological interplay between the characters. Don't be surprised if Since We Fell makes readers forget about that other psychological thriller featuring an unstable heroine named Rachel * Booklist * Once you pick up a Dennis Lehane novel you're hooked. It's just that simple. Since We Fell is a complex, compelling, page-turner of a novel from a master storyteller at the top of his game * Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author * In Since We Fell we see the same enormous talent and literary skill that has characterized his other work. Few use language that has such raw power. His ability to create levels of tension that cause the reader to sweat in a cold room has no peer.This story is hard to put down. The mystery and intrigue never let go; the heart-racing tempo and twists and turns are engaging and unexpected all the way down the track * James Lee Burke * The most thrilling novel I'll read all year. Since We Fell is simmering with emotion, menace, and humour. I loved it * Kate Atkinson * Lehane has written two books - one, an insightful examination of the search for identity and belonging, and two, a thriller that constantly leaves you guessing - and then smashed them together into one terrific read. Lehane is the master of complex human characters thrust into suspenseful, page-turning situations. In short, I hate him. But I'll read anything he writes * Gillian Flynn * One of America's best writers in any genre * Irish Independent * Lehane is a superior crime writer and this nuanced novel is both a gripping portrait of the psychological wounds we carry inside us and a stealthy, plot-twisting thriller steeped into darkness and violence * Metro * Complex . . . filmically arresting * Independent * A riveting thriller . . . Lehane's prose knocks most of his crime-writing contemporaries into a cocked hat, and I gulped his novel down with enormous pleasure * Daily Telegraph * With sharply acute characterisation, this is classic Lehane * Guardian * Lehane, is, as ever, a graceful writer, observant of the world that shapes his characters' lives * The Washington Post * Combines pulp thrills with literary heart and sophistication * Entertainment Weekly * Acclaimed Lehane is at the top of his game with this multi-layered story of a troubled woman who begins to mistrust her perfect husband. The plot oozes tension and the brilliant writing makes this a thriller to lose yourself in * Sunday Mirror * Sharply different . . . [Lehane] remains one of the great, diabolical thriller kings who seems intimately acquainted with darkness and can make it seep from the page of screen * New York Times * terrific . . . a crime writer fully the equal of more ostensibly literary authors * Evening Standard * One of the outstanding crime novelists of this century . . . absorbing . . . demonstrating a psychological depth and sensitivity * The Times * Complex, tense, compelling, and an emotional and strategic hall of mirrors, where nothing is what it seems - but I would follow Dennis Lehane anywhere * Lee Child * Hitchcockian... with characteristically twisty action and crackling dialogue * Mark Lawson, the Guardian's Best Crime Books and Thrillers of 2017 *
||29th May 2018
||Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
||Paperback / softback
Thriller / suspense,
About Dennis Lehane
Dennis Lehane is the author of bestsellers Mystic River, Shutter Island, Gone Baby Gone, and Live By Night, all of which have been made into award-winning films. He is one of the most celebrated and critically acclaimed authors of his generation and the recipient of the Shamus Award for Best First Novel, the Edgar, Anthony and Barry awards for Best Novel, and the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction. His work has been translated into over three dozen languages. He has written for The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, Bloodline, and the forthcoming Mr Mercedes, based on the Stephen King novel. Dennis was ...
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