From the author of bestselling phenomenon Daughter comes a thrilling exploration of a marriage consumed by ambition and revenge . .
The perfect couple
Meeting Albie gave Beth a fresh start – a chance to leave her past behind. Now she has her new husband; an ambitious, talented young neurosurgeon.
The perfect marriage
Their marriage gives Beth the safe haven she’s always wanted – with just one catch. Albie has no idea of the secrets she’s keeping. He doesn’t know that years ago, Beth had an affair with Ted, the boss helping Albie’s star ascend. Nor that the affair’s devastating ending will have consequences for their own future.
The perfect storm
So when Ted’s generous patronage begins to sour, Beth senses everything she’s built could crumble. And she sees an opportunity. To satisfy Albie’s ambitions, and her own obsessive desire for revenge . . .
She’ll keep her marriage and her secret safe.
But how far will the fall take them?
How Far We Fall is an intriguing, dark and twisty thriller that I thoroughly enjoyed. I always like a revenge story, particularly when I feel it’s justified, so I found this book to be very entertaining.
It is a bit of a slow burner but after the first couple of pages soon picks up. The author slowly increases the tension and intrigue which along with a few surprise twists in the plot make this a hard book to put down.
There is a bit of information about neurological procedures which I found quite fascinating, as I’ve always been intrigued by the subject. Some of it might not be to everyone’s taste though as it is quite detailed in places. There is also a mention of animal testing which was a bit of an eye opener for me and which I can see leading to a lot of discussions. For this reason it might be quite a good book club book as there would definitely be a lot to discuss.
I wasn’t really sure what to make of Beth, the main character. On one hand I felt quite sirso for her as I felt she deserved her new start with Albie and I can imagine her horror at discovering Albie’s new boss was her ex. However on the other hand she seemed quite cold, calculating and emotionless which sent a shiver down my spine.
This is Jane’s third book and I definetly look forward to reading more from her in the future. If you like intriguing, dark thrillers with some great twists then you’ll love this book.
Huge thanks to Jenny Platt and Michael St Joseph for my copy of this book and for inviting me onto the blog tour.
About The Author:
While working as a GP, Jane Shemilt completed a postgraduate diploma in Creative Writing at Bristol University and went on to study for the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa, gaining both with distinction. Her first novel, Daughter, was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club, shortlisted for the Edgar Award and the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and went on to become the bestselling debut novel of 2014. She and her husband, a professor of neurosurgery, have five children and live in Bristol.
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