We All Fall Down by Cynthia Clark

Kindle Edition, 436 pages
Expected publication: December 4th 2018 by Aria
About the Book:
Many years ago orphans Bea, her brother Sebastian, Helen, Sandra and John lived together in a home, with their carer Miriam. But Miriam didn't care at all. If you asked the children, they would have said that Miriam hated them. And it's no fun living with someone who hates you, so the children decided to do something about it. Then a terrible accident changed everything, and the children were ripped apart from each other. Many years ago Ronnie Moss made a mistake he can never take back, no matter how much he wishes he could, so instead he runs for his life. But he can't run forever. Many years later the secrets of the past are finally being revealed, and nothing will ever be the same again.

What I enjoyed most about this book was the beautiful writing, spare and yet heart-wrenching, and this book combines that wonderful writing with a tense, page-turning plot. A sensitive and emotional story, written in the author's stunning prose. This is a great book with layer upon layer of subterfuge that is slowly revealed as the story progresses. The characters are complex and well thought out personalities.

So pleasantly surprised to find a book this powerfully intriguing, from an author I'm unfamiliar with. I love suspense, and Cynthia Clark delivers it one hundred percent. The nuances of each character, and the way she draws the reader into each of their stories is magical. I was invested in their journey, as if I were actually in the story myself. I found this to be more of a Police Procedural Drama than thriller but it was tense and suspenseful . The author did an awesome job switching from present to past and back again. The characters are easy to follow on this journey of self-forgiveness. This book was hard to put down because I wanted to know how the characters would end up after such a tragedy. A book that makes you think, one that will stay with me for a long time.

Thank you NetGalley, Aria and Cynthia Clark for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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